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below the belt

Definition of below the belt

informal

  1. :  too harsh and unfair <That remark was below the belt.>



Word by Word Definitions

belowplay
  1. :  in or to a lower place

    :  on earth

    :  in or to Hades or hell

  1. :  lower in place, rank, or value than :  under

    :  down river from

    :  south of

  1. :  something that is below

  1. :  written or discussed lower on the same page or on a following page

beltplay
  1. :  a strip of flexible material worn especially around the waist as an item of clothing or a means of carrying something (as tools)

    :  a similar article worn as a corset or for protection or safety or as a symbol of distinction

    :  a continuous band of tough flexible material for transmitting motion and power or conveying materials

  1. :  to encircle or fasten with a belt

    :  to strap on

    :  to beat with or as if with a belt :  thrash

  1. :  a jarring blow :  whack

    :  drink


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