Definition of “sell sb down the river” - English Dictionary


“sell sb down the river” in English

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sell sb down the river


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

(Definition of “sell sb down the river” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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