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cut the ground from under(neath) (one's) feet

To suddenly cause problems for one. I plan to cut the ground from underneath the prosecutor's feet with this line of questioning.
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peek underneath (something)

1. To peer, glimpse, or glance under (something) quickly, shyly, or inconspicuously. I peeked underneath the rug to see if my toddler had hidden anything there. Sarah was peeking underneath the curtains trying to find our cat.
2. To be revealed partially from underneath something. I hate the way my shirt peeks underneath my jacket like that! I tried to cover up the graffiti with black paint, but there was still a bit of color peeking underneath it.
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peep underneath (something)

1. To peer, glimpse, or glance under (something) quickly, shyly, or inconspicuously. I peeped underneath the rug to see if my toddler had hidden anything there. Sarah was peeping underneath the curtains trying to find our cat.
2. To be revealed partially from underneath something. I hate the way my shirt peeps underneath my jacket like that! I tried to cover up the graffiti with black paint, but there was still a bit of color peeping underneath it.
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peer underneath (something)

To glance, look, or stare underneath something, especially in an intent, inquisitive, or searching manner. Peer underneath the bed and see if my keys are down there. She stood peering underneath the front porch looking for her cat.
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pin (someone or something) underneath (someone or something)

To restrain or immobilize someone or something underneath someone or something else. Often used in passive constructions. The earthquake pinned me underneath a fallen beam. He was pinned underneath the giant wrestler. I pinned the trap underneath a hefty boulder to keep it from being blown away.
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Passersby found his body in a nullah underneath Mughal Bridge in Rawat at around 10:30am and informed the police.
Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israel to inaugurate a new synagogue underneath Al-Aqsa Mosque, 19 December, 2017- Egypt Today CAIRO - 19 December 2017: Palestine's Safa news agency is unravellingIsrael's plan to inaugurate a synagogue near the Wailing Wall in the frame of ceaseless digging works underneath Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Not to unravel the intentions of the other--the slight gesture over the coffee table, a raised eyebrow at the passing minuscule skirt, a wick snuffed out at the evening's end, a sympathetic nod, a black garbage can rolled out so slowly he hovers there, outside, alone, a little longer, the child's thieving fingers, the face that's serene as cornfields, the mouth screwed into a plum, the way I can't remember which blue lake has the whole train underneath its surface, so now, every blue lake has a whole train underneath its surface.
A MOTORCYCLIST had a lucky escape after getting stuck underneath a lorry.
POLICE have closed down an illegal rave underneath a railway line.
Announcing the opening, Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, said: "The traffic lights at the intersection of the Park Street with Al Wasl Street would be removed so that traffic moves smoothly on the bridges, and underneath along Al Wasl Street for vehicles coming from the Park Street heading right to Bur Dubai, Al Aathar Street and Jumeirah.
Pigeons are nesting underneath them and are filling the gutters up with rubbish and making a mess of the drive and car.
A new Floor Track Storage System fits underneath pallet rack, allowing for storage of product that typically lies on the floor underneath the lowest pallet rack beam.
According to latest reports, the constant Israeli occupation excavations underneath Al-Aqsa Mosque caused serious destruction in the foundation of Buraq Square inside the the Dung Gate.
PARTS of Walsall town centre were cordoned off as smoke billowed out from underneath paving slabs.
have almost completed grid of tunnels underneath Bab al-Mathara, one of the
KARACHI -- KMC Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui has said that encroachments underneath all the flyovers in Karachi were being removed.
Someone who is wearing their nightgown underneath that's who (okay so we actually have no hard evidence that is the case but we are on a roll.
Before opening the valve, cover the floor underneath to protect it because water can spurt out.