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under your belt


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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) unfair

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b) won

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To have something’under your belt’ means you have learnt, earned, or won something that might be useful in your future. The phrase comes from the comsumption of food : once a meal has been eaten, it’s under your belt.

French translation

à votre actif, dans la poche

How NOT to translate : *sous ta ceinture

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Examples in context

‘5 Philosophies That Will Help You on Your Path to Success

Whether you’re looking to achieve your first major success or you’ve got many under your belt already, here are some great tips I’ve learned along my own path.’

Entrepreneur, 28 July 2015

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‘Wrexham FC’s Jamal Fyfield delighted to get another match under his belt in pre-season

Jamal Fyfield was delighted to get another 90 minutes of football under his belt after missing a series of matches in pre-season with an injury.’

The Daily Post, 28 July 2015

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Everyday usage

With a few years of work experience under your belt now, you may be confident about the future.

With more than 30 years experience in fundamental analysis and portfolio management under his belt, Kevin continues to reach new heights and his success has not gone unnoticed.

c) rude

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