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Under your belt

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on August 25, 2010 at 12:05

In Reply to: Under your belt posted by Bob Mulholland on August 23, 2010 at 21:58:

: Where did the phrase "under your belt" originate from?

It's a metaphor from eating. Once you have eaten something, it's safely "under your belt" (i.e. in your belly) and it can't be lost, taken away from you, or go bad. Originated in the mid-19th century. (VSD)