a guilt trip

a guilt trip

  (informal)
a strong feeling of guilt I'm on a guilt trip about not visiting my parents often enough.
See also: guilt, trip
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com)-- Most of us like to travel, but nobody likes being taken on a guilt trip.
Love) wrote an article for Psychology Today entitled How to Not Get Taken on a Guilt Trip.
I really resent the fact that you're putting a guilt trip on the pensioners who are getting their long-awaited free travel.
At any rate, I simply don't want to bah-humbug anybody's good time this Christmas season, neither do I feel right about laying a guilt trip on people about the things they buy for each other.