hole-and-corner hole-and-corner

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life
  2. (adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

Usage(s):

  1. You can say or print almost anything so long as you are willing to do it in a hole-and-corner way.
  2. The oxygen mask wall continue to put a new face on the secret agent of tradition, marking his release from the hole-and-corner, back-alley deals of history.

Quotes

  • Edward Leigh, chairman of the Commons public accounts committee, said: "Taxpayers should be grateful to the anonymous whistleblower who first alerted the NAO to the Department of Health's hole-and-corner deal with Dr Foster." "The department...
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Edward Leigh Source: guardian.co.uk

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