The underbelly of a person or organization is the part of them that they try to keep hidden. The underbelly of a politician is usually their shady past, the underbelly of a business is their shady practices, and the underbelly of a community is their shady dealings.

    Definition of underbelly


    the soft belly or underside of an animal's body




    lower side


    the quality of being weak or unprotected

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    Example Sentences for underbelly

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      Every community has its less seemly underbelly, as we know.

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      A white underbelly is permissible but a coloured underbelly is encouraged.

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      It's the unpleasant underbelly of Wikipedia.

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      It's the unpleasant underbelly ofWikipedia.

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      The ugly underbelly if you will.

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      The underbelly is black and green.

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      Welcome to the sleazy underbelly of Wikipedia

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      Sharpedo is colored blue with a white underbelly.

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      Most vulnerable part of the train is the underbelly.

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      It was general ashy grey with a white underbelly.