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Linda has more than 20 years of teaching experience under her belt.

Is "under her belt" in the above redundant? If not, what meaning does it add to the base sentence? Thanks.
  • cropje_jnr

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    English - Australia
    The sentence would mean much the same thing without "under her belt". It is merely an idiomatic expression often attached to describing a person's experience in something.

    I have three matches under my belt this season.
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