stabbed in the back


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stabbed in the back

Having had one's confidence or trust betrayed. These companies all want to pretend like they're your friend, but I've been stabbed in the back by many of them. They'll betray you the moment it makes financial sense for them. The gangster was stabbed in the back by his second in command because he wanted to assume control over the entire criminal organization.
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