Today’s Parola del Giorno is the adverb sottobanco, which means under the table.

When something is done under the table, it typically refers to something that is illegal or quasi-illegal.

See the adverb used below:

Marco mi ha pagato sottobanco per evitare la burocrazia e le tasse quando un mese fa mi ha “assunto”.

Marco paid me under the table to avoid the bureaucracy and taxes when he “hired” me a month ago.