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underbelly

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1 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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2 the side or part facing downward from something

  • the underbelly of the old submarine is in bad shape
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3 a vulnerable point

  • the vast, thinly guarded southern border was obviously the underbelly of the nation's line of defense
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