American Idioms – Idiom Wizard Lists Over 5,500 Idioms & Slang Descriptions

Under the counter

DEFINITION

Illegal purchase. If a transaction occurs under the counter it is hidden from public view implying it is an illegal activity.  (Compare to Under the table.)

“The drug store sells girlie magazine under the counter if you ask for them.”

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Idiom Wizard logo

This website uses cookies. If you continue browsing you accept our use of cookies and agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We do NOT share your information with anyone else. A Subscriber will continue to receive our messages until  you opt out.