Synonyms for underpinnings

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You will have cut the underpinnings from beneath the American dollar.

Clank, the presses begin again, and all afternoon I iron gentlemen's underpinnings.

The gate of the nameless mausoleum had not been opened for many years, and the wind had heaped the dirt against the underpinnings.

That ship you talked of is awfully plated up topside, but all her underpinnings are pretty weak.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "action of supporting or strengthening from beneath," from under + present participle of pin (v.). Figurative sense of "prop, support" is recorded from 1580s.

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