over the counter

over the counter

by ordinary retail purchase, with no need for a prescription or licence

Related Idioms :

go counter

run or ride against the direction taken by an animal or person hunted or sought

In Britain, the variants hunt counter and run counter are also found.

under the counter = under the table

(with reference to goods bought or sold) surreptitiously and usually illegally

1994 - Coarse Fishing Today - The obvious danger is that river fish will be pinched and flogged under the counter.

over the counter :

over the counter To HOME PAGE

Idioms Index – Previous Page

Related Links : over the counter