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underbelly

noun [S] uk   /ˈʌn.dəˌbel.i/ us    /-dɚ-/ literary
the weakest or most unpleasant part of something that is most likely to fail or be easily defeated: a film exposing the sordid underbelly of modern urban society Small businesses are the soft underbelly (= weakest parts) of the British economy, and they need as much government support as possible.Weakness and vulnerability
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