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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “sell sb down the river”

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sell sb down the river

informal
to put someone in a difficult or dangerous situation by not acting as you had promised to act, usually in order to win an advantage for yourself
出卖(某人);背叛(某人)
Disloyalty, betrayal and treason
Translations of “sell sb down the river”
in Chinese (Traditional) 出賣(某人), 背叛(某人)…
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