un·der·bel·ly noun \ˈən-dər-ˌbe-lē\
: 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
: a vulnerable area; also : a corrupt or sordid part <probing the underbelly of the entertainment industry>
Examples of UNDERBELLY
- They exposed the underbelly of the nation's economic policy.
- the sordid underbelly of city life
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