back-stabbing

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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I wish that he had commented on the true issue of my letter, which was deceiving the British people in the most cruel way as well as back-stabbing hard working people for their own benefit obviously.
It is time to go forward in a positive vein rather than pursue a constant witch-hunt and aura of back-stabbing politics.
Elle Fanning is ambitious model Jesse, who arrives on the bitchy and back-stabbing LA fashion scene.
And back-stabbing, obsessive ideologue Michael Gove is no better when he exploited his ex-chum to triumph by the narrowest margins before deciding he wanted to wear that crown himself.
WHEN you report on the coup attempt by these despicable Red Tories can you call them for what they are - the enemy within, the I'm all right jack mentality I have voted Labour all my life and used to respect politicians no matter what party they came from as long as they stood up for Britain but this motley crew of red Tories (I won't call them Labour because two many good Labour men in the past must be sickened by this back-stabbing motley crew).
Now you might think that, in saying that, I am advocating infighting, back-stabbing and the kind of behaviour you'd associate with Ukrainian members of parliament.
DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and DS Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee) return to the photogenic little area of a fantasy England, which is once more bursting at the hedgerows with back-stabbing adulterers, jealous spouses, and, er, UFOs.
This a typical politico gambit by the so-called 'pros' to try to elevate themselves by way of a back-stabbing lie," Giles said of the sources' comments.
Bitter infighting, back-stabbing and a dressing room all pulling in different directions appears to be the order of the day at the Midlands club.
With her, it's been fabulously brutal, fuelled by whims, tantrums and back-stabbing - the perfect preparation, in other words, for the modelling industry.
She said: "I don't know if I could live there because it can be a bit fake and there's a back-stabbing element to the industry there.
The back-stabbing, public cynicism and Parliament's impotence - being unable to right so many wrongs because we have suicidally given away so much power to Eurocrats, unelected judges and the British executive" - Former Tory MP Neil Hamilton (pictured) on what he does not miss about not being in Parliament.