English version

below the belt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbelow the beltbelow the beltinformalUNFAIR unfair or cruel That was a bit below the belt, Paul. The comments hit below the belt (=they were unfair or cruel). belt
Examples from the Corpus
below the beltThat was definitely a blow below the belt!Whichever camp you are in, the same celestial advice will apply - hit below the belt.Hits us below the belt as often as not.
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