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Underhand

Describing a secret or sneaky action. For example, one may underhandedly plot to remove the CEO of a corporation. Some underhand actions are illegal or unethical, but very often they are simply part of doing business.
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Inserting this language in the appropriations bill was an underhanded attempt to circumvent consumer expectations and the integrity of the organic industry.
Two bills, HR 6147 in the House and SB 1430 in the Senate, have been introduced in an underhanded attempt to take advantage of the busy holiday season.
GORDON Brown was last night accused of shaming his office with underhanded dealings after scraping through a vote on new laws to detain terror suspects for up to 42 days.
Brown helped the Phillies get started when he fielded a Ricky Ledee ball near the first-base line, rushed it and threw underhanded over first baseman Jolbert Cabrera, resulting in a three-base error.
The underhanded tactics of GSI Lumonics forced us to fight two battles at the same time, one in Massachusetts and another in California.
I don't like underhanded tactics and I like to do all I can to help the little guy.
But then again, it was obvious from the start that the alarm companies had the money, public relations firm, underhanded tactics and lobbyists to outweigh logic.
The town's police officers, members of IBPO Local 312, will conduct an informational picket on Friday, October 23, to explain their situation to the public and expose the underhanded tactics used by the town council to undermine an agreement negotiated in good faith.
When asked whether he was surprised that Strong was being accused of underhanded behavior, his former longstanding business partner, Bill Corneliuson replies without hesitation, "No, not at all.
I don't know if anyone was underhanded with Pierce but I know I wasn't.
Weinkopf exposes the underhanded approach to solve the financial problems.
Yost pledged to take any and all legal action to stop their coercive and underhanded tactics and their campaign of dishonesty.