Definition of on the quiet in English:

on the quiet


  • Without anyone knowing or noticing; secretly or unobtrusively.

    ‘the deal was done on the quiet six months ago’
    • ‘He says, ‘I do my bit to improve the world but I think it's very important to get things done 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.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘I shall certainly be voting for them, on the quiet, of course.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But on the quiet, Henry's young son, born to Jane Seymour (wife number three), was being educated by Protestants.’
    • ‘We've been practising the songs and dances for two months on the quiet.’
    • ‘I always kept it going, but did it on the quiet, as a separate part of the business.’
    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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