- to approach closely, especially until one is in physical contact: to belly up to a bar.
- to curry favor from: Would you have gotten the promotion if you hadn't bellied up to the boss?
Idioms about belly
Origin of belly
OTHER WORDS FROM bellybel·ly·like, adjective
How to use belly in a sentence
There were stomachs, taut and flat, but also undulating bellies, soft and bloated from the breakfast buffet.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They drink too much, their bellies distend, and most possess a predilection for siliconed blondes and themed belt buckles.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it was not just their bellies that needed feeding—their minds and hearts did, too.Back to Afghanistan|Magsie Hamilton-Little|October 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In fact, Miller is trying to get opera singers—known for large bellies and not-exactly-rigorous physical regimes—to shape up.The Football Player Turned Opera Singer|Eve Conant|February 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
However, de-miners crawling on their bellies to identify, excavate, and destroy mines remain the default modus operandi.Diana Landmine Conspiracies Return|Martyn Gregory|June 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The snow was up to the horses' bellies, so Silver Jack had to drive at a plunging walk.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
"They got their bellies full o' fightin' yesterday," added Shorty, studying the array judicially.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy
Their backs are green, their huge bellies white, and they leap instead of walking.Stories of Heroic Deeds for Boys and Girls|James Johonnot
Here we filled our bellies, a tea-kettle, and two quart bottles.Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora|Edward Edwards
Ray explains this by adding, "Full bellies make empty skulls."The Proverbs of Scotland|Alexander Hislop
British Dictionary definitions for belly
Word Origin for belly
Other Idioms and Phrases with belly
see go belly up.