Definition of underbelly
- probing the underbelly of the entertainment industry
They exposed the underbelly of the nation's economic policy.
the sordid underbelly of city life
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: 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
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