Definition of “stab sb in the back” - English Dictionary

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“stab sb in the back” in British English

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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.
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(Definition of “stab sb in the back” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)