backstabber


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back·stab

 (băk′stăb′)
tr.v. back·stabbed, back·stab·bing, back·stabs
To disparage or criticize (someone), usually when that person is absent.

back′stab′ber n.

backstabber

(ˈbækˌstæbə)
n
someone who attacks another deceitfully, behind his or her back
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I'm talking about the backstabber, the deceptive person, the liar -- you can't have that.
It's not just coincidence, however, that Warren Christopher is not known as a leaker or Clinton backstabber.
Make sure that (a) the person you're referring your valued customer to is worth his or her salt, and (b) that they're not a greedy backstabber who'll bad-mouth you in hopes of getting your corner of the market.
Wyncotte notes that Rumor World also was hurt by stiff competition from such glossy, upscale magazines as House & Innuendo, Backstabber World, Car & Hearsay and Mature Liar.
How would you feel if I called your college and told them what bad character you have and what a backstabber you are?
After arriving in Hollywood and giving a deserved comeuppance to a backstabber, he realizes that Tinsel Town is not the place he thought, and hoped, it would be.
Among the figures slammed by Hariri is former Lebanese prime minister Najeeb Mekaty whom he describes as a backstabber.
Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz by Samir Suleiman, the Rams' director of football operations, after Miklasz wrote that Rams executives should support Martz instead of backstabbing him: ``Tell your source that I'm not a backstabber, I'm a (expletive) throat slasher, and he'll know the difference before it's all said and done.
Many months later, Charlie tracks down the backstabber to the Los Angeles hills, where he plans to steal the gold back with the aid of sexy safecracker Stella (Charlize Theron).
Many months later, Charlie tracks down the backstabber to the Los Angeles hills, where he plans to re-steal the gold with the aid of sexy safecracker Stella (Theron).
One source told US Weekly: "Prince has massive fights with Paris and calls her a backstabber for getting to know 'that' woman.
However, Prince felt betrayed and had massive fights with her and called her a backstabber for getting to know Rowe.