put a guilt trip on (one)

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put a guilt trip on (one)

To make one feel guilty, especially in an attempt to manipulate. Kelly's parents were always trying to put a guilt trip on her for not giving them grandchildren. These charity commercials are really putting a guilt trip on me. I guess that's a sign I should donate.
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I really resent the fact that you're putting a guilt trip on the pensioners who are getting their long-awaited free travel.