hole-and-corner


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hole-and-corner

Shady and secretive, typically to hide illicit activity. Primarily heard in UK. You can be sure there's some hole-and-corner activities going on in that private club.
References in classic literature ?
Profiting by your hint,' pursues Jasper, 'I have had some day- rambles with the extraordinary old fellow, and we are to make a moonlight hole-and-corner exploration to-night.