soft underbelly

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A weak spot; a soft spot.

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  • From Winston Churchill’s phrase “soft underbelly of the Axis ” .
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The current, predominantly right-wing perception is of the Balkans as a contagious disease, an infectious sore in the soft underbelly of Europe, best left to fester in isolation. Southeast European Studies in a Globalizing World‎, 12th January 2014

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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