Definition of on the quiet in English:

on the quiet

phrase

informal
  • Without anyone knowing or noticing; secretly or unobtrusively.

    ‘the deal was done on the quiet six months ago’
    • ‘I always kept it going, but did it on the quiet, as a separate part of the business.’
    • ‘Think of it this way: your money should work as hard as you do - and you'd put up a mighty fuss if your employer started cutting your wage on the quiet, wouldn't you?’
    • ‘As her interpreter explained: ‘This thing has been going on here for some time on the quiet.’’
    • ‘It's found the perfect cover for lies - appoint someone who's retiring to run your dirty tricks campaign, wash your hands of him after you win the election, and look after your hero on the quiet.’
    • ‘But it is a policy that must be pursued on the quiet so as not to spook the country's growing legion of foreign creditors.’
    • ‘We've been practising the songs and dances for two months on the quiet.’
    • ‘But on the quiet, Henry's young son, born to Jane Seymour (wife number three), was being educated by Protestants.’
    • ‘He says, ‘I do my bit to improve the world but I think it's very important to get things done on the quiet.’’
    • ‘Dana says that this is a major issue to which the main parties have turned a blind eye and that it has been allowed to creep up on the quiet.’
    • ‘I shall certainly be voting for them, on the quiet, of course.’
    in secret, secretly, furtively, stealthily, sneakily, slyly, surreptitiously, covertly, clandestinely, on the sly, on the side, behind someone's back, under cover
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