Judas kiss

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a deceitful and treacherous kiss.
an act appearing to be an act of friendship, which is in fact harmful to the recipient.

See also: Judas, Judas

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Gove destroyed Boris' leadership bid in 2016 with a last-minute Judas kiss, but fences have been mended.
The film is a passion project for director, writer and lead actor Rupert Everett (pictured), who slipped effortlessly into Wilde's skin in 2012 in a revival of David Hare's play The Judas Kiss at Hampstead Theatre in London , which transferred to the West End and New York.
This year's topic—What To Do When Disaster Strikes The Editing Suite—was moderated by Norman Hollyn (editor "Heathers," "Wild Palms," and Professor at USC Cinema Arts) and consisted of a diverse panel of editors, including Sidney Wolinski ("The Shape of Water," "The Sopranos"), Whitney Dunn ("Crime Watch Daily," "Judas Kiss"), and Jennifer Fah ("The Price Is Right," "Baggage").
It's the new film from the creators of the acclaimed drama, Judas Kiss, and adapted from the young adult novel of the same name by Lambda Literary Award-winning author (and Kansas City area native), Jay Bell.
His other films include Sense And Sensibility, Dogma, Galaxy Quest, Michael Collins and Judas Kiss.
The 54-year-old actor - last seen on stage as Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss - was also spotted during his 24-hour stay here enjoying a nightcap at the London Carriage Works after asking if they would keep the hotel''s bar open for him and his entourage.
In fact the current West End production of Davis Hares''s The Judas Kiss, where Wilde is being portrayed by Rupert Everett, has many parallels with Patience.
Rupert Everett was named best actor in a play for his Oscar Wilde in "The Judas Kiss," and Sheridan Smith was best actress for the title role in "Hedda Gabler."
There are kisses of treachery (the Judas kiss), kisses of greeting, kisses of subjection and the kiss of life (in Genesis).