scheme against (someone or something)

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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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Bahraini parliamentarians said that Qatar schemed against the Kingdom and tried to take advantage of the situation during the Arab Spring revolts by turning it into a failed coup in 2011.
"The current critical circumstances demand to unite all efforts and neglect personal interests (...) Let's rush to adopt the rescue solution which starts by electing a new president, a president for consensus and reconciliation in order to preserve our country, fail the political and terrorism conspiracies schemed against it and shun it any additional fatal vacuum which feeds up on its institutions," Hamadeh said.
Marshall was not only above reproach, he was above the fray; he never stooped to petty squabbles or schemed against his bureaucratic rivals.
Deputy Merehbi stressed respect of military institution and called on the sons of Akroum town to exercise vigilance and astuteness to foil all strife attempts schemed against the area.
We should therefore consider well what is being schemed against Lebanon, in order not to fall in the trap, said Khalifeh.