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English definition of “cut the ground from under sb's feet”

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cut the ground from under sb's feet

to make someone or someone's ideas seem less good, especially by doing something before them or better than them
Translations of “cut the ground from under sb's feet”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指先發制人)挫敗(某人)的計劃,拆(某人)的台…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指先发制人)挫败(某人)的计划,拆(某人)的台…
(Definition of cut the ground from under sb's feet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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