Judas kiss


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Judas kiss

A traitorous action disguised as a show of affection. The phrase alludes to the Biblical account of the betrayal of Jesus by Judas, who kissed Jesus to identify him to the authorities arresting him. Don't try to be my friend now, it's just a Judas kiss! I know you're trying to get more information out of me so you can report it to the headmaster!
See also: Judas, kiss

a Judas kiss

an act of betrayal, especially one disguised as a gesture of friendship.
Judas Iscariot was the disciple who betrayed Jesus to the authorities in return for thirty pieces of silver: ‘And he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast’ (Matthew 26:48).
See also: Judas, kiss
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"He kissed me on the cheek and to this day, I don't know if that was a Judas kiss," he said.
There have, in fact, been all sorts of kisses - the Judas kiss of treachery, the good luck kiss, the farewell kiss and the Glasgow kiss, usually preceded by the giver inquiring of the recipient: "Can yer mother stitch?
Check out Judas Kiss when it's up, it will be being released in October/November time this year.
From beginning to end, the collection suggests the importance of accepting the good with the bad, the Judas kiss of betrayal becoming a symbol of human life, a mix of the seeds of love and hate without judgment: Home is the world where images of hate and love spawn death and life ...
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We booed when Becki nominated Michelle for eviction by planting her now infamous Judas kiss on her cheek.
Feisty Michelle, 23, exploded with anger after learning that new housemate Becki had selected her to be put up for a public vote last week with a "Judas kiss" and the pair were separated by hairdresser Dan.
So the betrayal was essential in order that the sacrifice could be made, the Judas kiss ensuring it WOULD be made (and Mel could make his movie).
Other acting awards went to Brian Childers (Danny & Sylvia, American Century Theater), Nigel Reed (The Judas Kiss, Rep Stage) and Jenifer Deal (The Muckle Man, Source Theatre Company).
As in so many of Graham Greene's best stories, Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) is a man on the edge of betrayal, and the Judas kiss he is about to deliver is, he believes, in payment for the most devastating sort of treason--a shattered heart.
One cannot help thinking of the Prince's grave words toward the end of The Golden Bowl - "'Everything's terrible, cara - in the heart of man'" (566) - and the night scene on the terrace of an English country house where the heroine, Maggie, symbolically enacts the role of Christ at Gethsemane and receives a Judas kiss from Charlotte, her rival for the love of her husband, the Prince.
Hitchens must have wondered what it would feel like "to plant the Judas kiss." "Indeed, an attempted physical embrace has often been part of the rehearsal.
With a cynical Judas kiss on that scale, no wonder she's in tears in every pictur e we see of her.
Oscar Wilde was a pervert--a quixotic individual who, like many a great artist, was unafraid to stand in opposition to the society in which he lived--and should you need further proof, witness The Judas Kiss. This David Hare play revolves around two of Wilde's most monumental acts of perversity.
His name has subsequently become associated with traitor (a Judas) and treacherous kiss (a Judas kiss).