below the belt

Definitions of below the belt
  1. adjective
    disregarding the rules (from the notion of an illegal low blow in boxing)
    “her accusations were below the belt
    unfair, unjust
    not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception
  2. adverb
    in an unfair manner
    “their accusations hit below the belt
    synonyms: unfairly
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    clean, fair, fairly
    in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
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