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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Without specifying who his comments were aimed at, Khairuddin said one should not be fearful of his own shadow as Azmin is a politician who is 'very loyal to his leader' and is not power-crazy or a back-stabber.
(Like an extreme version of those sugar daddy Amazon wish lists.) mating involves and The big surprise of the night though was hearing Liz ask: "Could the longtailed manakin be nature's biggest back-stabber?" I mean, has she not been following the Tories lately?
Still, other Trump advisers had taken up the attack in appearances on Sunday's news shows, leveling more withering and unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time.
A war of words broke out earlier this month between Saleh and Houthi, with the former president terming his allies "a militia" and the rebels firing back that he was a "back-stabber" and "traitor."
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.
Cameras honed in more on Adele, the other back-stabber of the household (or so we are led to believe) and gradually the good old British public, a massive 2.1m of them, were swayed by the hype.