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a cache
a secret hiding place
illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods (mass noun)
to have an agenda
to have an (often: secret) intention
to catch on
to understand, usually after some initial difficulty
to hightail it
to hurry or flee (compound verb)
to pilfer
to steal things of little value or in small quantities, especially from the place where you work
directed or moving inward or toward a center
a knack (for)
a special skill, talent, or aptitude
out of line
disrespectful, showing bad behavior with somebody
to buy time
to postpone an event hoping that the situation will improve
a quarry
a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
in hot
weapons are set to fire OR at very fast speeds, or in a reckless manner
an infirmary
a place for the care of the sick and injured, especially a small hospital or dispensary in an institution.
to eke (out)
to get with great effort and strain
to go missing
to lose, to be lost