hit someone below the belt

hit someone below the belt

behave deviously towards someone, especially so as to gain an unfair advantage.
In boxing, delivering a blow below an opponent's waistline is against the rules.
See also: below, belt, hit

hit someone below the belt

tv. to deal with someone unfairly; to exploit someone’s vulnerabilities unfairly. (From boxing.) You were hitting Tom below the belt when you said that.
See also: below, belt, hit