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English definition of “stab sb in the back”

stab sb in the back

to do something harmful to someone who trusted you: He had been lied to and stabbed in the back by people that he thought were his friends. → See also backstabberDisloyalty, betrayal and treason
(Definition of stab sb in the back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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