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pull the rug from under sb's feet

(also pull the rug out from under sb)
to suddenly take away help or support from someone, or to suddenly do something that causes many problems for them
Translations of “pull the rug from under sb's feet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然停止對某人的幫助(或支持), 突然給某人製造麻煩…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然停止对某人的帮助(或支持), 突然给某人制造麻烦…
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