poison against

poison (one) against (someone or something)

To inspire or manipulate one to take a very negative, hateful, or disdainful view of someone or something. It's like Tommy's new girlfriend has been poisoning him against us—ever since they started dating, he's been turning his back on us. The bitter election ended up poisoning many voters against the democratic process entirely.
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poison someone against someone or something

to cause someone to have negative or hateful thoughts about someone, a group, or something. You have done nothing more than poison Gerald against all of us! Stop talking to him! Your negative comments poisoned everyone against the proposal.
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Mounting a scathing attack on Mamata Banerjee, Sharma said that she should be arrested for spewing poison against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Education Minister Sardar Shah said he could speak with deadlier poison against the PTI's leadership as 'we know many long stories about them', but he would not stoop that low.
These leaders have recently attended the 7thEdition of Herat Security Dialogue under Afghan Institute of Strategic Studies (AISS) and spilled poison against the state policies of Pakistan.
Nawaz has been silent on the matter of Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav and ongoing atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir, the resolution states, adding that Nawaz is spreading poison against the state.
The resolution stated that Nawaz has been silent on the matter of Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav and ongoing atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir and that Nawaz is spreading poison against the state.
It is curbing the vile foul-mouthed politician who spews poison against fellow Indians.
More importantly, it is Chanakyan planning to use poison against your enemies.
After airing of the news, the ambassador complained to PEMRA that the news was baseless and false and not only people were misled but also international media particularly Indian media was given an opportunity to spew poison against Pakistan.
LAHORE -- The October 12, 1999 incident was the direct result of the conflict between state institutions, but the sad thing is that the same continues even today and the parliament is being used to spread poison against state institutions.
Maulana Abdul Raheem Qureshi, president of Tameer-e-Millat who chaired the meeting, said that official celebration of September 17 in Maharashtra had caused deep communal divide as the occasion was being used to spread poison against Muslims by the official machinery and create hatred in the minds of Hindus.
"At the present juncture, 120 satellite networks are spraying poison against the Islamic Republic of Iran and our nation, attacking our moral and religious beliefs," Naqdi said, addressing a ceremony in Iran's Northern province of Semnan on Wednesday.
Although Nazir Gillani tried to foment poison against ISI and internationalized(One) Dr.
Reading a daily diet of poison against Europe in many of our national newspapers and being egged on by the increasingly powerful group of Euro sceptic Tory MPs, how could it be otherwise?
"I've been saying it all year, defenses have got to pick their poison against us.
Bitter Charles Clarke secretly acted as a riot ringleader, every few hours ringing the BBC to drip another drop of poison against Brown.