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Từ điển Oxford Learners Wordfinder Dictionary
hole-and-corner


adjective
1. relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life
- "a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"- H.G.Wells
Syn:
hole-in-corner
Similar to:
insignificant, unimportant
2. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
- clandestine intelligence operations
- cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines
- hole-and-corner intrigue
- secret missions
- a secret agent
- secret sales of arms
- surreptitious mobilization of troops
- an undercover investigation
- underground resistance
Syn:
clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret,
surreptitious, undercover, underground
Similar to:
covert
Derivationally related forms:
underground (for: underground)

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