plot against

plot against (something or someone)

To join together to form a scheme or plot to foil or defeat someone or something. The group was arrested for plotting against the monarch. His two younger brothers plotted against him to have him removed from the head of the company.
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plot against someone or something

to make a scheme against someone or something. All the counselors plotted against the czar. We plotted against the opposing party.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

plot against

To establish a plan to overthrow or ruin someone or something: The spies plotted against the government.
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But my brothers began to be jealous of my prosperity, and set to work to plot against my life.
As they had now seen and heard all of the plot against them that they cared to, Ozma allowed her Magic Picture to fade away.
What delayed Agno's plot against Jerry for the half-year of the monsoon was the fact that the season of egg-laying for the megapodes in Bashti's private laying-yard did not begin until the period of the south-east trades.
The Attorney General caused, on the 16th of August, 1672, Cornelius de Witt to be arrested; and the noble brother of John de Witt had, like the vilest criminal, to undergo, in one of the apartments of the town prison, the preparatory degrees of torture, by means of which his judges expected to force from him the confession of his alleged plot against William of Orange.
This diabolical agent had the Divine permission, for a season, to burrow into the clergyman's intimacy, and plot against his soul.
The biblical Balaam narrative foretold the plot against modern Israel.
He said the allegations that the met at Hotel La Mada in Nairobi to plot against Ruto were a political ploy to seek sympathy ahead of 2022 elections.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jun 26 (ANI): A special court on Wednesday recorded the statement of Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta in connection with a defamation suit filed by him against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia for attempting to "frame" him in an alleged assassination plot against Kejriwal.
Outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday revealed that he has a video footage of Peter Joemel Advincula, who claims to be 'Bikoy' in the 'Totoong Narcolist' video series, that would disprove the supposed ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte.
"Every day over the last 40 years, the US officials have been hatching a new plot against the Iranian people, but they have always failed and will fail again," he stressed.
asked the National Bureau of Investigation to look into an alleged assassination plot against the former government official.
Director-General Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has ordered the investigation of policemen who have allegedly been receiving protection money from a businesswoman being linked to the ouster plot against President Duterte.
measures against Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani told a parliamentary session on Tuesday, vowing that his government would defeat any Western plot against the Islamic Republic.
National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja, said the PDP was reliably informed that the plot against opposition will be hinged on trump up charges of corruption, allegations of plotting to disrupt the processes leading to the 2019 general elections as well as the alleged politicization of security issues in the country.