seedy underbelly(redirected from a seedy underbelly)
The corrupt, immoral, or sordid part or portion of some group, organization, society, etc., that remains unseen by the majority of people. The investigative journalist has exposed the seedy underbelly of an industry rife with bribery, prostitution, and drugs. The seedy underbelly of this city is certainly its most dangerous part, but it's also where you'll find the greatest thrills.
See also: underbelly
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