on the down-low

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on the down-low (comparative more on the down-low, superlative most on the down-low)

  1. (US, idiomatic, slang, euphemistic) In secret.
    I'll tell you, but keep it on the down-low.
  2. (US, idiomatic, slang, euphemistic) Secretly sleeping with someone other than one's partner.
  3. (African American Vernacular, LGBT) (of a male) Publicly identifying as heterosexual but secretly having sex with other men.

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