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underbelly

noun
     
un‧der‧bel‧ly [singular] literary
1 the unpleasant parts of a place or society that are normally hidden
underbelly of
photographs that capture the underbelly of the United States - its poverty, its injustice, and its alienated underclass
2 the weakest part of an organization or a person's character, that is most easily attacked or criticized
underbelly of
They needed to find the soft underbelly of their opponents.
3HBA the lower part of an animal's body, including the stomach

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