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below the belt

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Adjective

below the belt (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

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below the belt

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  1. (boxing) Of a punch that lands, illegally, below the opponent's waist.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (idiomatic) Unfair; dirty; not according to the generally accepted rules.
    Commenting on his bachelorhood in a debate on marital ethics was a bit below the belt, don't you think?

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