What does below the belt mean?

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Prepositional phrase
  1. (boxing) Of a punch, landing illegally, below the opponent's waist.
  2. (by extension, idiomatic) Unfair; dirty; not according to the generally accepted rules.
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This pushes my experimental colleagues beyond their already strained limits of patience, for it is both wrong and completely below the belt.
Samantha is so frighteningly polite that to pose cynical questions seems rather below the belt.
So, there was no way that anything was underhand or anything was below the belt or anything was conspired or lied to.
If all of them are forced to pay royalty for every song they sing, they will be hit below the belt.
To be honest, I have always known that the insult was rather below the belt.
To top it all off, Walter's sudden fierceness hit her below the belt, and her legs suddenly went wobbly with desire.

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