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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
Translations of “sell sb down the river”
in Chinese (Traditional) 出賣(某人), 背叛(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出卖(某人), 背叛(某人)…
(Definition of sell sb down the river from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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