[hohl-uh n-kawr-ner] /ˈhoʊl ənˈkɔr nər/
secretive; clandestine; furtive:
The political situation was full of hole-and-corner intrigue.
trivial and colorless:
She was living a hole-and-corner existence of daily drudgery.
(usually prenominal) (informal) furtive or secretive
noun 1. Stud Poker. the card dealt face down in the first round of a deal. 2. something held in reserve until it can be used to advantage. noun phrase A card dealt face down in stud poker (1908+ Poker)
[hohl] /hoʊl/ noun 1. an opening through something; gap; aperture: a hole in the roof; a hole in my sock. 2. a hollow place in a solid body or mass; a cavity: a hole in the ground. 3. the excavated habitation of an animal; burrow. 4. a small, dingy, or shabby place: I couldn’t live […]
[hohl-hahy] /ˈhoʊlˌhaɪ/ adjective, Golf. 1. (of a ball) lying on a point almost even with the hole.
noun, Golf. 1. (def 8a). noun 1. a shot from the tee that finishes in the hole verb 2. (intransitive) to score a hole in one A perfect achievement, as in Tim scored a hole in one on that test. The term alludes to a perfect stroke in golf, where one drives the ball from […]