on the Q.T.

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on the Q.T.

Confidentially; secretly; without anyone else knowing. Please keep this information on the quiet until we are ready to make a public announcement. It turns out he's been writing a romance novel on the quiet.
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on the Q.T.

Secretly, as in They told her on the Q.T. that she was being promoted. This slangy term, in which Q.T. is an abbreviation for "quiet," was first recorded in 1884.
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on the q.t.

secretly or secret; without anyone noticing. informal
q.t. is a humorous abbreviation of quiet .
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on the Q.T.

Confidentially. “Q.T.” is simply a shortened form of the word “quiet.” You're being told something on the Q.T. is to be asked to keep it under your hat.
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