Simple Definition of underbelly
: the bottom part of an object or an animal's body
: an area that is easy to attack or criticize
: a part of society, an organization, etc., that is hidden and usually unpleasant
Full Definition of underbelly
1 : a vulnerable area; also : a corrupt or sordid part <probing the underbelly of the entertainment industry>
2 : the underside of a body or mass
Examples of underbelly
They exposed the underbelly of the nation's economic policy.
the sordid underbelly of city life
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