back-stabbing

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back-stabbing

n
(Sociology) actions or remarks that are treacherous and likely to cause harm to a person, esp a friend or colleague
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JACKSON'S OLD FIRM VERDICT:PAGE 8 THE SATURDAY IN ASSOCIATION WITH The Punter As Manc derby looms, United hitman claims City boss Pep's a back-stabber :TWO GREAT PULLOUTS A great headery in herey Lager tokens a Muss on Intro OPEN WOUND Zlatan Ibrahimovic, main pic, and Pep IDAHO CLASS Aidan O'Brien's in line for another Classic at Doncaster with his colt.
The real counter-ISIL alliance has, among other things, helped to make clear the continuing absurdity of US-NATO policy in the Middle East, in which back-stabber and (pro-ISIL) Ankara is their "ally" and the (counter-ISIL) alliance led by Moscow is their "enemy.
With that being said, it's quite disturbing how Hala could be close to Dounia, after she verbally bashed her mother by calling her a "liar, back-stabber and a two-faced woman.
COWDENBEATH gaffer Danny Lennon admits he feared being labelled a back-stabber when he took over from Brian Welsh at Station Park.
Notorious as an extremist, intriguer, and back-stabber, Hekmatyar has bedeviled Afghanistan's politics for three decades.
The four New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John depict Judas Iscariot as a back-stabber who betrayed Jesus for "30 pieces of silver", identifying him to Roman soldiers with a kiss so he could be captured and crucified.
If anything, we cheer the European back-stabber on.
According to Laha Magazine, Donia added, "My regards to every back-stabber who tries to make people believe that they are innocent, but are only fooling themselves, when in reality they know that they are deceitful and are right down dirty.
But his failure to support Charles Kennedy in his last days led to claims that he was a back-stabber and earned him the nickname Ming the Merciless.
Many months later, Charlie tracks down the back-stabber to the Los Angeles hills, where he plans to re-steal the gold with the help of John Bridger's sexy safecracker daughter Stella (Theron).
Many months later, Charlie tracks down the back-stabber to the Los Angeles hills, where he plans to resteal the gold with the help of a sexy safecracker Stella (Charlize Theron).
But he had no praise for Gos, branding him a back-stabber.