under\ one's\ belt

under\ one's\ belt
adv. phr. informal
1. In your stomach; eaten; or absorbed.

Once he had a good meal under his belt, the man loosened his tie and fell asleep.

Jones is talkative when he has a few drinks under his belt.

2. In your experience, memory or possession; learned or gotten successfully; gained by effort and skill.

Jim has to get a lot of algebra under his belt before the examination.

With three straight victories under their belts, the team went on to win the championship.


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