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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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Yet now many of those who owe Blair their careers are unmasked as back-stabbers.
Friends are back-stabbers and strangers become friends.
SHE was caught cheating last week and she's queen of the back-stabbers.
Politicians, back-stabbers and spinmeisters might rule the rest of the world but in England the pure football man is king.
But most of my happiest times at the paper were spent in the Washington Bureau, whose outstanding team of hardworking, collegial grownups were far from back-stabbers. On the contrary, I like to think we all had each other's backs.
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"Personally, I don't care if I never see any of the back-stabbers again."
Corporate back-stabbers, know-nothing managers, bad communicators, bullies, idiots and other managers from Hell are no match for the savvy advice on these pages.
From how to cope with scary girls, gossips and back-stabbers to unraveling the weird behaviour of girls in a group, this is the only book you will ever need to survive in school.
The series, an set in the Vatican, portrayed the Pope and his entourage as childish, bickering, back-stabbers.
And now you back-stabbers that support Bill C7 call yourselves First Nations people.
If this turns out to be a despicable conspiracy to attack Tony by damaging his wife then it is the cowardly back-stabbers who deserve our contempt rather than Cherie.
DO beware of back-stabbers. Walter Smith fell foul of one and so, apparently, did Paul Gascoigne.
Bush--and Cherie Blair, who gave a similar speech on November 19--was sending a message to the sorry collection of warlords and criminals, power-grabbers and back-stabbers vying for power in the new Afghanistan: This time around, women must have a seat at the table.