underbellies

plural of underbelly
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as in underworlds
a social sphere that exists outside of the mainstream unable to get work in mainstream films, the actor ended up in Hollywood's underbelly—the porn industry

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as in backs
a vulnerable point the vast, thinly guarded southern border was obviously the underbelly of the nation's line of defense

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“Underbellies.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/underbellies. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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