hugger-mugger :

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  • n  a state of confusion
    he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance
  • s  in utter disorder
  • s  conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
  • r  in secrecy
    they did it all hugger-mugger

  • This supernatural hugger-mugger does not take place in a comic book or a pulp magazine, but in a novel by one of the most gifted and influential Christian writers England has .
  • Paradise Postponed combines some of the social sweep of Brideshead with the hugger-mugger of Rumpole, the overweight, conniving and lovable Old Bailey barrister.
  • Jenufa's stepmother, stealing hugger-mugger to the brook.
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    Where higher education sees trouble, a local initiative sees opportunity by Abby Mendelson They're hunched over laptops, all hugger-mugger, in Voluto Coffee, Penn Avenue, Garfield. It' s well past closing time, but they've paid for the space, the sandwiches and the joe that keeps on coming.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    June 26, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper

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