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under–the–counter

adjective

Definition of UNDER-THE-COUNTER

:  surreptitious and usually irregular or illicit <under–the–counter liquor sales>

Origin of UNDER-THE-COUNTER

from the hiding of illicit wares under the counter of stores where they are sold
First Known Use: 1926

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