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hole-and-corner

Definitions of hole-and-corner
  1. adjective
    conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
    hole-and-corner intrigue”
    synonyms: clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground
    covert
    secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
  2. adjective
    relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life
    “"a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"- H.G.Wells”
    synonyms: hole-in-corner
    insignificant, unimportant
    devoid of importance, meaning, or force
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