below the belt

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Unfair; dirty; not according to the generally accepted rules.
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Commenting on his bachelorhood in a debate on marital ethics was a bit below the belt, don't you think?.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'below the belt':

below the beltOf a punch, landing illegally, below the opponent's waist.
Below the BeltSomething cruel, hurtful or unfair and considered against the rules of a true sportsmanship spirit
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