the seamier side (of something)

(redirected from seamier side)

the seamier side (of something)

The aspects of something that are unpleasant, immoral, corrupt, or degrading. It was in the private donors' club after the fundraising dinner that we saw its seamier side, as the billionaires and corporate tycoons who claim to do so much good for the world engaged in all manner of illicit activity. The film is set in the seamy side of Hollywood in the early 1950s.
See also: seamy, side
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.