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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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She may not realize what exactly he intends to do, but she will know to be on the lookout for anything that he could be behind that will be an obvious underhanded attempt at destroying her company, trashing her line, and ending her career.
Sales Chief said Mel Redman defamed Sales Chief Executive Director Ellen Liu with the "underhanded strategy" comment that appeared in a press statement R&A issued when it filed its original suit in September.
Thomo said, "I don't like the actions of the chief,'' characterizing him as "underhanded, surreptitious'' and also saying: "It appeared the chief was being a little deceitful.''
It doesn't have to resort to dirty and underhanded tactics," Barzaga said.
Sadly he would have detested the underhanded Tactics of some of today's modern premier managers Shanks was a straight-talking man Brimming over with good old-fashioned working class values, This charismatic Scot captured our Scouse 'Red Hearts' We adored him so much As he adored us, his fans In our red book there will only Ever be one man who deserves the mantle of 'The Special One' his spirit lives on still Around the fields of Anfield Road Happy Birthday Shanks!
NNA - Caretaker National Defense Minister, Fayez Ghosn, cautioned against an underhanded scheme designed against Lebanon, manifested in the security incidents that rattled several regions of the country in the past few hours.
In a scholarly but very readable style, Wang traces the rise of Shanghai tabloids at the end of the Qing era, and how their blend of funny stories, gossip, underhanded critique, and sarcasm paved the way for the end of an empire.
Perhaps there was something underhanded in the planning application for the Asda superstore and that's why it's gone to a judicial review?
* New information emerges on the fascinating, brilliant, and more than occasionally underhanded tactics the Jewish Agency deployed in 1947 when the United Nations sent diplomats to report back on the wisdom of partitioning Mandatory Palestine.
The decision to dispense with the services of Rev Eifion Jones and Rev Gareth Griffiths in such an underhanded way therefore suggests that the LHB has scant regard for the spirit of current thinking around equality and diversity.