the small of the/one's back


: the lower part of the back that is smaller and narrower than the rest
I felt a sharp pain in the small of my back.

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Recent Examples on the Web The vest falls right at the waist, and the detachable five-layer foam seat flips up and securely out of the way at the small of the back for a no-bulk design. Justin Park, Popular Mechanics, 25 May 2023

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“The small of the/one's back.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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