pay (someone) under the table

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pay (someone) under the table

To give a worker payment that is not officially documented and has not been taxed. Because the restaurant pays me under the table, no taxes come out of my paycheck. I don't have a visa to work in this country, so I've been nannying for a family who pays me under the table.
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