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Meaning of “sell sb down the river” in the English Dictionary

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sell sb down the river

informal to put someone in a ​difficult or ​dangeroussituation by not ​acting as you had ​promised to ​act, usually in ​order to ​win an ​advantage for yourself
(Definition of sell sb down the river from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sell sb down the river”
in Chinese (Simplified) 出卖(某人), 背叛(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出賣(某人), 背叛(某人)…
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