: not reported or recorded
off-the-books transactions
off-the-books covert operations
off the books adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of off-the-books was in 1975

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“Off-the-books.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-the-books. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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