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 think that Des is right to raise the fact of all the "back-stabbing that has gone on".
I am generally not a person of office politics, but ignoring it has been at the expense of my career advancement," she says.According to her, while there are always a number of promotions every year, this is normally preceded by intense lobbying, manoeuvring, back-stabbing and playing underhand deals in order to get the promotion, often over a more merited person.
Education is a nasty, back-stabbing, cruel place to work."
Johnson added that he had also grown tired of 'the back-stabbing and the whispering' that had dogged the Lakers' season.
Chandrababu Naidu's meeting with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ram Madhav claimed that Naidu is not following the principles of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and is back-stabbing his own party members by taking such moves.
Not only did Laura prove you should never cross a Scottish woman when it comes to matters of the heart but she handled rejection, back-stabbing, gossip and failed romance with grace and poise.
The Windrush began, welcomed with a smile That was before the pores of consternation Enoch Powell-style "Rivers of blood" were promised as fear began to spread But no such river even trickled we all lay safely in our bed Windrush had been successful Many jobs had been filled Sunshine people set up home Our green lily was having its gild Now after many, many years The English back-stabbing knife Comes from behind the cloak May's party (along with others) Want those Windrush people to choke The evil of "Couldn't care less" Adds horrid glows to their eyes As they pour acid over the ropes Meant for saving stranded Windrush lives For "pixie points" they are breaking the joints Of relationships long, long standing With only a thought from zero to minus nought For those they are up-ending.
The scheming and expected betrayal back-stabbing are reminiscent of the Jomo Kenyatta, Moi and Kibaki succession wars.
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.
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.