Unfortunately for the president, the drive was undercut by skeptical comments from leading Democrats, including Bill Clinton.
Unfortunately, this moment is undercut by the ensuing sex scene between her and Peter.
“He may have undercut the momentum we achieved in the last year,” the Republican said on Fox News Sunday.
late 14c., "to cut down or off," from under + cut (v.). In the commercial sense of "to sell at lower prices" (or work at lower wages) it is first attested 1884. Figurative sense of "render unstable, undermine" is recorded from 1955, from earlier literal meaning "cut so as to leave the upper portion larger than the lower" (1874).