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sub rosa

Privately. This Latin phrase (meaning "under the rose") refers to the ancient use of the rose as a symbol of secrecy. No, I had no idea they were planning to reject the proposal. They must have reached that decision sub rosa.
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Principals know that transient students bring down their school's test scores, and the savviest long ago figured out sub-rosa ways of masking the effect (such as shuttling transient students into special education classes).
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