hit below the belt


hit below the belt
be below the belt - if something someone says is below the belt, it is cruel and unfair.

In the run-up to the election, politicians won't hesitate to aim below the belt.


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  • hit below the belt — see under ↑belt • • • Main Entry: ↑hit …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit below the belt — See: BELOW THE BELT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit below the belt — See: BELOW THE BELT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit\ below\ the\ belt — See: below the belt …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit below the belt — do or say something in an unfair or indecent manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hit below the belt —  Attack unfairly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • below the belt — I adjective disregarding the rules (from the notion of an illegal low blow in boxing) her accusations were below the belt • Similar to: ↑unfair, ↑unjust • Topics: ↑boxing, ↑pugilism, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • below the belt —  1. Unfair(ly), often because unexpected(ly).  2. hit below the belt Act unfairly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hit someone below the belt — ► hit someone below the belt 1) Boxing give one s opponent an illegal low blow. 2) behave unfairly towards someone. Main Entry: ↑hit …   English terms dictionary

  • hit someone below the belt — tv. to deal with someone unfairly. (Boxing.) □ Don’t hit the guy below the belt! D You were hitting Tom below the belt when you said that …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions