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backstabber

One who attacks or betrays someone in a deceitful, underhanded, or treacherous way. He proved to be a backstabber in business, assaulting the character of his competition to get ahead in the game. I thought Mary was my friend, but then she said those mean things behind my back. She turned out to be nothing but a backstabber.
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SPREAD punters who foresaw public opinion turning against Adele were sitting comfortably last night as the bisexual back-stabber's eviction percentage rose sharply yesterday, writes Bruce Millington.
But in the past week, a war of words between Saleh and Houthi erupted with Saleh suggesting that his allies were merely "a militia," and the rebels calling him a "back-stabber" and "traitor" who would "bear the consequences" of his insult.
According to Laha Magazine, Donia added, "My regards to every back-stabber who tries to make people believe that they are innocent, but are only fooling themselves, when in reality they know that they are deceitful and are right down dirty.
But his failure to support Charles Kennedy in his last days led to claims that he was a back-stabber and earned him the nickname Ming the Merciless.
Many months later, Charlie tracks down the back-stabber to the Los Angeles hills, where he plans to resteal the gold with the help of a sexy safecracker Stella (Charlize Theron).
Many months later, Charlie tracks down the back-stabber to the Los Angeles hills, where he plans to re-steal the gold with the help of John Bridger's sexy safecracker daughter Stella (Theron).
But he had no praise for Gos, branding him a back-stabber.
She turned out to be a back-stabber which hurt a lot.
I like getting up at 5.30am each day while the world is asleep just to enjoy the silence" Poirot star David Suchet "We should stick pompous Michael Fallon on the end of a nuclear missile and fire it off into space" Labour's Ken Livingstone on the Defence Secretary's attack on "back-stabber" Ed Miliband "Ageing is part of life.
Tongue-in-cheek comments of "Judas" and "back-stabber" have been directed my way because going down the PR route is like defecting to the 'dark side'!
Gascoigne claims an Everton "back-stabber" unsettled him during his final weeks at Goodison by spreading rumours about his relationship with his ex-wife Sheryl.
Show insiders say the self-confessed liar, regarded as a back-stabber, has been hit hard by the level of abuse aimed at him.
Does the "back-stabber" term make you think: "How on earth did David Cameron ever appoint that guy to be Defence Secretary?
Julie Goodyear went in a Coronation Street legend and left with a reputation as a back-stabber.