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below the belt meaning and definition

BELOW THE BELT adjective

Definition of below the belt (adjective)

  1. disregarding the rules (from the notion of an illegal low blow in boxing)
    • "her accusations were below the belt"

BELOW THE BELT adverb

Definition of below the belt (adverb)

  1. in an unfair manner
    • "they dealt with him unfairly"; "their accusations hit below the belt"
    • synonyms: unfairly
    • antonym: clean
Source: Princeton University Wordnet