scheme against

scheme against (someone or something)

To form or contrive a secret or devious plan or conspiracy in order to oppose, overthrow, or undermine someone or something; to plot against someone or something. A group of lower-level executives have been scheming against the CEO in a bid to wrest control of the company away from him. It turns out that they had been scheming against the alliance since the day it was formed.
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scheme against someone or something

to plot or conspire against someone or something. A group of generals was plotting against the government. They schemed against the king until he caught them and put an end to it.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A very little reflection has since convinced me that she has a deep-laid scheme against Michael Vanstone in view.
Meanwhile, the court adjourned hearings in Ramzan Sugar Mills and Ashiyana-i-Iqbal housing scheme against Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif.
He further said that India has tried every scheme against Pakistan but every time it failed without yielding any result.
The court also expressed reservations over non-compliance of the court orders for clearing allotments dues of National Police Foundation (NPF) housing scheme against which the court ordered to cancel the defaulter's allotments without any delay.
Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has warned staff of the scheme against extortion of corps members during orientation exercise.
Ministry of religious affairs spokesman said that balloting of additional Hajj quota will take place on June 03 while 9,474 persons will perform Hajj under government scheme against additional quota.
He said Kibicho has been holding secret meetings to scheme against Ruto and finances those undermining the DP.
The Patron of the Virgin Mary Church in al-Nasera neighborhood in Hasaka, Father Elias Qiss Elias, said that those threats are part of the aggressive scheme against the Syrian people, emphasizing that all these attempts will fail as the others schemes failed before, thanks to the steadfastness of the Syria's people, army, and leadership.
Israel's ongoing crimes against the Palestinian Bedouin communities are part of an open warfare perpetrated by the Israeli authorities within their ethnic cleansing scheme against the Palestinians in area C, which is under full Israeli military control, where they seize land for settlement expansion, the statement said.
And this year 374,557 applications were received for Government Hajj Scheme against the quota of 120,000.
Answering reporters' questions, the Ambassador maintained that the Resistance axis managed to thwart the scheme against Syria, highlighting the importance of cooperation between the region's countries to shun foreign interference.
Unite Scotland regional secretary Pat Rafferty accused "right-wingers" of trying to use the leadership contest to "scheme against Jeremy Corbyn".
KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Saturday sent a cable to Saudi Shura Council Chairman Abdullah Al-Sheikh, expressing Kuwait's strong condemnation of the terrorist scheme against the Grand Mosque of Makkah.
Desperate for money, he devises a handsomely profitable revenge scheme against the people who he feels have wronged him the most.