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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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References in classic literature ?
He slipped underneath the gate, and was safe at last in the wood outside the garden.
Brott gave signs of the man underneath. The air of polite interest had left his face.
A secret tunnel hidden underneath a Liverpool park has attracted attention from passersby for the mysterious faces that line the walls.
A glass shelf runs underneath; its back edge tucks into a groove in the wall, while antique griffins support it.
Officers yanked down his jeans and found a pair of Calvin Klein jeans underneath.
As much depth as there is to Underneath, it does not pack quite the spiritual and emotional punch of earlier Wilcox albums.
Underneath a pile of documents, a number of picture frames, a wine glass filled with Poland Spring water, and a large calendar filled to the brim with business appointments and lunches, lays a green lacquer desk surrounded by windows with yet more picture frames of friends, family and numerous awards on the sills.
The in-wall drains often used by residential washers, which use a pump to drain water, are not suitable for commercial washers, which use gravity to remove water, requiring the drain to be underneath the unit.
People didn't just dance, prance, and play there, but seemed to belong to this site that, as the first song proclaimed, is "Underneath the Arches." Much of the step material in the dances came from popular culture sources such as ballrooms and vaudeville stages.
The first carriage severed one leg and the other had to be amputated at the scene because he was trapped underneath the second carriage.
The man, who was travelling on the 8.53am Scarborough to Manchester Airport service, dozed off and slipped from his seat underneath the table.
You see, underneath his granite exterior, the former dual-code international is a real diamond, unassuming and mild-mannered Sure, he's got into his fair share of skirmishes on the field, but underneath it all Mr Jones is a top man.
Whether clever, offensive, or just plain commercial, Lee's cross-cultural trespasses are art--art as in artifice, as in not reality, as in she is who she is underneath it all.
"The hydraulic system requires a cylinder equal in length to the rack, and space underneath the molding unit when the traveling rack moves through the mold," notes Bill Sigsworth, design and engineering manager at B A Die Mold.