Definition of underbelly noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʌndəbeli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌndərbeli//
    [singular] Parts of animals
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  1. 1the weakest part of something that is most easily attacked The trade deficit remains the soft underbelly of the US economy.
  2. 2the underneath part of an animal (figurative) He became familiar with the dark underbelly of life in the city (= the parts that are usually hidden). See related entries: Parts of animals
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: underbelly