短语 under the table 用来形容秘密的行为，尤其是那种背地里，偷偷进行的腐败不法行为。
- If you want to open a business in a country where there is a lot of corruption, you may have to make under the table payments to officials.
- Tony was a terrible driver. He kept failing his driving test – and eventually he got his driving licence under the table.
值得注意的是，如果你 drink someone under the table 意思就是你的酒量很大，可以把别人灌醉倒地，自己却安然无恙。
- Johnny was a heavy drinker. He could drink anyone under the table.