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Under the Counter

Describing an illegal payment for a good or service. An under the counter payment often involves paying more than a good's value as a form of bribery.
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But the cash lower a around senior clubs in and the No.1 The practice of slipping under-the-counter cash to players at the lower end of the pyramid is now having a corrosive effect
Says Hershey's Goodpaster: "It's amazing what under-the-counter can do for business, ours and retail.
Among them are automatic dishwashers, gas ranges and ovens, residential under-the-counter ice cube makers, and room air conditioners.
Never be lured by the promises of under-the-counter creams containing hydroxyquinone - a skin-bleaching ingredient banned in UK cosmetic products due to its dangerous side effects - and instead stick to goodies from the major cosmetic houses.
The written statement also noted that under-the-counter alcoholic beverages, outdated assorted nuts and inauthentic chocolate products are being sold on the market, advising consumers not to be deceived by the lower prices advertised.
One of the most popular 'whites' found in the Birmingham sweep is Jin Ling - a cigarette which has enjoyed staggering under-the-counter success.
Mohammad Zahir, said they were not responsible for collecting under-the-counter drugs.
Hristo Stoichkov is among 11 former Parma football players under investigation by Italian prosecutors for allegedly accepting under-the-counter cash from the club's officials, which contributed to the defrauding of Parmalat, the corporation that owned the club, sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport said on February 28.
They are kept hidden from view and sold in under-the-counter deals.
George and Scotland, homeowners collected household organic waste in under-the-counter kitchen bins, deposited the waste in 50-litre green carts and rolled them to the side of the road for pick up.
The soaring prices have seen people on a tight budget resort to buying under-the-counter packets - unaware of the massive added health risks they are exposing themselves to.