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Definition of "stab in the back" []

  • An act of betrayal or treachery (noun)
  • To betray (somebody). (verb)

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Use "stab in the back" in a sentence
  • "(In his radio address at midnight of 20th July, 1944, Hitler was to revert to this when he referred to the "attempted stab in the back ... as in Italy," and this comparative formula was adopted in all the loyal Orders of the Day that were drummed up from outlying commanders in the days following the attentat.)"