Questions & Answers

Choose the correct meaning of the given phrase
“To hit below the belt”
A) To hit the correct mark
B) To harm unfairly
C) To strike at the exact position
D) To work conspiratorially
E) None of the above

Answer Verified Verified
Hint: Idioms are a group of words established by custom as having a meaning, words that individually do not make a lot of literary sense.

Complete step by step answer:
To find the correct answer we need to look at each option carefully and conclude with the right option
To hit the correct mark This phrase means achieving one’s goal of being right or accurate. E,g I hope to hit the mark with this new expertise for metal extraction.
To harm unfairly To hit someone with the intention to harm by skirting the rule.
To strike at the exact position To hit the required position, the bullseye.
To work conspiratorially To work either in a group or alone with a plan usually plotting against a person or an organization or a rule.
After carefully examining all the options, that best option that describes the phrase “To hit below the Belt” is option B

To target another person's weakness or vulnerability, that is often too personal, usually irrelevant, and always The term comes from boxing, where the Marquess of Queensberry rules, also known as Queensbury Rules was formulated in 1865. It prohibits a boxer hitting an opponent below the waist is unacceptable. It began to be used figuratively in the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.
Bookmark added to your notes.
View Notes