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hit someone below the belt

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  • 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

  • hit someone below the belt — 1》 Boxing give one s opponent an illegal low blow. 2》 behave unfairly towards someone. → histrionics …   English new terms dictionary

  • hit someone below the belt — Boxing give one s opponent an illegal low blow ■ behave unfairly, esp. so as to gain an unfair advantage …   Useful english dictionary

  • below the belt — not fair. That new advertisement really hits below the belt. Usage notes: often used with hit, as in the example Etymology: based on the idea of hitting someone below the belt in boxing, which is against the rules …   New idioms dictionary

  • below the belt —    If someone says something that is cruel or unfair, it is below the belt, like the illegal punches in boxing.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    An action or remark described as below the belt is considered to be unfair or cruel.    … …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit — ► VERB (hitting; past and past part. hit) 1) direct a blow at (someone or something) with one s hand or a tool or weapon. 2) propel (a ball) with a bat, racket, etc. 3) accidentally strike (part of one s body) against something. 4) (of a moving… …   English terms dictionary

  • hit — verb (hits, hitting, hit) 1》 direct a blow at with one s hand or a tool or weapon.     ↘accidentally strike (part of one s body) against something.     ↘(of a moving object or body) come into contact with (someone or something stationary) quickly …   English new terms dictionary

  • belt — belt1 W3S2 [belt] n [: Old English;] 1.) a band of leather, cloth etc that you wear around your waist to hold up your clothes or for decoration ▪ He unbuckled his leather belt. 2.) a large area of land that has particular features or where… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • belt — belt1 [ belt ] noun count ** 1. ) a narrow piece of leather, cloth, etc. that you wear around your waist, for example to keep your clothes in place or for decoration: a leather/plastic belt put on/fasten a belt a ) in some types of MARTIAL ART… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English