on the q.t.

idiom
variants: or on the Q.T.

Definition of on the q.t.

informal
: in a secret or quiet way All the arrangements were made on the q.t. This information is private, so keep it on the q.t.

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“On the q.t..” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20q.t.. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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