hanky-panky


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hanky-panky

1. Sexual activity, especially when frowned upon or done in secret. It's an open secret in the office that a lot of hanky-panky goes on in the storage facility.
2. Devious, deceitful, or suspicious activity. Regulators suspected some hanky-panky going on between the governor's office and the retail developers.

hanky-panky

(ˈhæŋkiˈpæŋki)
1. n. funny business; deceitfulness. There’s some hanky-panky going on in the treasurer’s office.
2. n. sexual play; sexual misconduct. (see also mifky-pifky (in the bushes).) There’s some hanky-panky going on in the storeroom.
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