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Under one’s belt

DEFINITION

Experienced. ‘Belt’ refers to the belly as if one’s experiences  or exploits were absorbed as if in eating. (Compare to Not my first rodeo or Trick of the trade.)

“Now that you’ve jumped out of an airplane with a parachute and have that under your belt, it should be much easier.”

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