Idiom: under the table

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4 Responses

  1. alvarezjsu says:

    hi friend , im happy because since i am hear your videos i have improved my english , so i want you help me to explain when i can use the words could , should, would , it resolt very confuse for me, if you can please help me…

    • Syl says:

      Hi alvarezjsu. Thanks for watching. Glad you like the vids!
      As for your question… Wow, that’s a huge topic!
      Do you have any specific examples that you’re thinking of? It might be a little easier to try and answer that.

  2. LeglessRover says:

    Hi Syl,
    I like your video lessons very. OK, my question is. For example, ‘I’ll pay you 20 bucks, cash’. Does that mean ‘I’ll pay you 20 bucks, under the table. Am I right?
    Thanks for your time.

    • Syl says:

      Depends. Cash simply means cash. But if your real meaning is “I’ll pay you cash so you don’t have to declare taxes on it” then that is under the table. If taxes aren’t part of your thinking then it’s not under the table, it’s just cash.

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