Hanky Panky




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Hanky Panky : Phrases



Meaning:

Implied underhand dealing or cheating.


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Origin:

The expression has been compared with Hocus Pocus, the start of a mock Latin phrase used by conjurers with the object of distracting the audience from any slight-of-hand. Our word
Hoax is probably derived from mock-Latin, and Hanky panky possibly a variant.







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