underbelly

US [ˈʌndərˌbeli]
UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌbeli]
  • n.脆弱点;薄弱环节;(动物的)下腹部
  • Web小肚子;小腹;下腹部的
Plural Form:underbellies  
underbelly
n.
1.
脆弱点;薄弱环节the weakest part of sth that is most easily attacked
The trade deficit remains the soft underbelly of the US economy.
贸易赤字仍是美国经济的软肋。
2.
(动物的)下腹部,腩the underneath part of an animal
He became familiar with the dark underbelly of life in the city(= the parts that are usually hidden) .
他逐渐熟悉都市生活的阴暗面。

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