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below the belt

unfair or unfairly

not in keeping with the rules

In boxing a blow below the belt is a low and therefore unlawful, blow.

belt and braces

(of a policy or action) providing double security by using two means to achieve the same end – British

This meaning developed from the idea of a literal belt and braces holding up a pair of loose-fitting trousers.

2002 - Digital Photography Made Easy - Oddly, the manual is also on CD which seems a bit belt and braces (though useful if you lose the original).

tighten your belt

cut your expenditure

live more frugally

under your belt

(of food or drink) consumed

safely or satisfactorily achieved, experienced or acquired

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