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under one's belt

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under one's belt
经历

Date: Dec 01 2011

Themes: Work

Quote

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“It’s tough to get an audience to believe you have 50 years of political experience under your belt that you don’t really have.”

- Actor Leonardo DiCaprio on the most challenging part of playing an older politician in the new movie J. Edgar. (Us Weekly)

“你过去根本没有50年的从政经验,而让观众相信你有这种经历是很难的。”
- 男演员莱昂纳多·迪卡普里奥 (Leonardo DiCaprio) 介绍在新片《胡佛传》 (J. Edgar) 中扮演老政客最具挑战性的部分。

Definition

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in someone’s experience or history

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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What does a clothing accessory have to do with how much experience you have? Not much, unless you’re talking about the expression under one’s belt. When you have something under your belt, it is a part of your past experience.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has a lot of acting experience under his belt. But he has almost no experience in politics. So for his role as a politician in the new movie J. Edgar, he had to pretend to have a lot more political experience under his belt than he really has.

It sounds tough, but that’s what an actor’s job is all about. They always have to pretend to be people they’re not, and act like they have experiences under their belts that they’ve never actually had.

What experiences do you have under your belt? What would you like to have under your belt in the next 10 years?

Examples

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“Michael has three years of college under his belt.”

“Once Jessica has a little more experience under her belt, she’ll get a raise.”

“James is new to the company and doesn’t have much work experience under his belt.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

cubi1604 Experience or knowledge you've got or accumulated for a long while that can be used down the road
by cubi1604
Tamie it means satisfactorily achieved or experienced
by Tamie
Manu4 To have as a background, to have experience in something through years
by Manu4
postaav to achieve something
by postaav
Pasta in one's possession of experience
by Pasta
Cr!stal means you have experienced it and will lead you to your future.
by Cr!stal

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ShakkkarrW223

Åland Islands

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01:48 AM Oct 06 2015 |

roby11

roby11

Egypt

i have alot of sales experience under my belt , but i wanna a marketing experience under my belt.

07:36 AM Oct 21 2012 |

TachiToan

TachiToan

United States

One of my favorite friends named Charles has passion in writing and singing. Although, he has a full-time job, he spends the most of his spare time to write his own songs, practice singing, and then record them. Charles showed his talent to me and my friends by giving us the great performance at our Thanksgiving dinner this year. I have no doubt that Charles has a lot of singing and writing songs experiences under his belt.

03:10 PM Dec 15 2011 |

ma.sa

Saudi Arabia

having knowledge of sth that you experinced for years

04:12 PM Dec 02 2011 |

Vicky^^

Vicky^^

South Korea

Nowadays I’m into guitar, basically I have 3 monthes of intensive guitar lessons under my belt. 

09:33 AM Dec 02 2011 |

candyyyy

Syrian Arab Republic

i think i’m successfuful in college under my belt


 

05:25 AM Dec 02 2011 |

lyvthebest

Colombia

Hi my name is Lorena I want to meet people to speak some time with them, my mail is , you can search of this way in fb.

04:37 PM Dec 01 2011 |

raj molani

raj molani

Pakistan

to go ahead


10:52 AM Dec 01 2011 |

zeinabou

zeinabou

Egypt

I heard before about beating someone under the bilt means using dishonest ways against him …another slang is to tighten the bilt means to reduce the expensses ,this is another slang of today with the belt :}

09:43 AM Dec 01 2011 |

sibby724

sibby724

Taiwan

Leonardo DiCaprio :>

09:25 AM Dec 01 2011 |

公主涅磐

China

I don’t have good experiences under my belt.my be cooking chinese food?Oh,it’s just a kiding

08:44 AM Dec 01 2011 |

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friendlover

Turkey

I have 3 months teaching experiences under my belt. Maybe 3 moths are short for this phrase so I it’s not under my belt yet:)

07:47 AM Dec 01 2011 |

mya.c

mya.c

Hong Kong

smiliar with in my pocket, but not exactly the same…..

05:48 AM Dec 01 2011 |

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Binay

India

hello i wnat to aspeck english with you.


 

04:47 AM Dec 01 2011 |

Elizabethchinese

China

I  have basy everday

03:50 AM Dec 01 2011 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

I don’t have any good thing under my belt, I seem too young and all my time are still studying, maybe it was something fun in school or meeting very strict teachers, it was kinda freaking :)

03:38 AM Dec 01 2011 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

I don’t have any good thing under my belt, I seem too young and all my time are still studying, maybe it was something fun in school or meeting very strict teachers, it was kinda freaking :)

03:38 AM Dec 01 2011 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

It is very useful phrase I think.


I would say I have got an experience in the economy of the machine building under my belt. Such huge machine building company with the staff more than 22 000 people has got its own specific, which need an experience from the people.


03:35 AM Dec 01 2011 |

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panictx

panictx

South Korea

I have an experience like the above topic. When I was a new boy in a work, I had to pretend to be a professional because I didn’t want to be ignored by a customer. But now I come to think of it, I should study and learn a part of my work hard although I looked as a professional. Being a specific person takes a lot of effort. In order to become like an English native speaker, I will make steady and persistent effort in English Baby. Smile

03:08 AM Dec 01 2011 |

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Bruce_zhou

China

under someone’s belt ,really interesting and useful sentens,as for me i have many years experience in network design for company,cause i have been working in this field many years,i like do the summartion after working some time regular,so i know what i know and what i don’t clear in my work and life,i think summartion regular really useful for improving ourself and get experience,someone don’t like do that,so even dont have any experience under their belt after working many years.

12:31 AM Dec 01 2011 |

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