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under (one's) belt

adjective

  • as one of one's prior accomplishments.
    I've got 5 detective novels under my belt.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 04 2011.

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undersmile

noun

  • vulva ("vagina"). From the US TV program My Name is Earl.

    Last edited on Jul 26 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 07 2009.

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under the gun

adjective

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under the hood

adjective

  • a metaphorical area that contains the underlying implementation of something - e.g. a piece of hardware, a piece of software, an idea, etc.
    Let's now look under the hood to see how the software goes about transmitting data so quickly.
    To understand how it really works we need to look under the hood.
    Does your excursion call for more power than the 173-horsepower four-cylinder under the hood?

    Last edited on Apr 17 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • inside the chassis of a piece of equipment, such as a computer.
    Under the hood, this baby has quad-core AMD Phenom!

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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  • By reference to looking under the hood (aka "bonnet") of a motor vehicle to inspect its engine, transmission, etc.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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under the microscope

  • under close examination.
    ''Corporate secrecy under the microscope after Twitter leaks", article title, San Jose Mercury News, Chris O'Brien, 07/21/2009

    Last edited on Jul 27 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 27 2009.

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under the table

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under the weather

adjective

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underwhelm

verb - transitive

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