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English definition of “put/stick the knife into sb”

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put/stick the knife into sb

( also put/stick the knife in)
to be unpleasant about someone, or try to harm someone: The reviewer in the magazine that I read really put the knife in.
Translations of “put/stick the knife into sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 對(某人)懷恨在心, 加害於(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对(某人)怀恨在心, 加害于(某人)…
(Definition of put/stick the knife into sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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