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"On the QT"?

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 10, 2000

In Reply to: "On the QT"? posted by JonHalkyon on January 10, 2000

: What is the derviation of the phrase "On the QT"? I've searched online for a while, but no search engines have come up with a resource that lists it. If anyone knows, please Email me. Thanks!

Although "Q.T." certainly looks as though it may be the initial letters of two words, every slang authority seems to agree that its origin is simply the first and last letters of the word "quiet."