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hanky-panky

1. Sexual activity, especially when considered inappropriate 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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Hanky Panky may have taken longer than we thought to win her maiden but she will also come into consideration."
Hanky panky in next door's heated pool is another source of irritation, while others are complaining about rockeries which turn out to be artfully disguised speaker systems for blasting out the latest hits.
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The Coventry housemate has become best friends with student Luke during her time on the Channel 4 show - although they both insist there's no hanky panky involved.
Hanky panky in next door's heated pool is another source of irritation while others are complaining about rockeries which turn out to be artfully disguised speaker systems for blasting out the latest hits.
My private preview featured a young Asian couple sneaking in for some old-fashioned hanky panky.
But I wouldn't want him to think there could be any hanky panky, so how do make that clear without giving offence?