[Phrases] Stab Someone In The Back

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If you say that someone has stabbed you in the back, you mean that they have done something very harmful to you when you thought that you could trust them. You can refer to an action of this kind as a stab in the back.

The gangster’s second in command stabbed him in the back to assume control over the entire criminal organization.

These companies all want to pretend like they’re your friend, but they’ll stab you in the back the moment it makes financial sense for them.

There are some other interesting phrases about “back”. Follow me to learn about them!

1. back to square one

Back to the very first stage of something; returned to an initial starting point.

We’ll have to go back to square one if the government pulls our funding on this project.

Yet another relationship down the tubes. I guess I’m back to square one yet again!

2. at the back of (one’s) mind

Present in one’s thoughts or in one’s attention, without ever being fully obscured by any other thoughts or considerations.

Whenever I park in the city, the fear of being towed is always at the back of my mind.

I think your father knew at the back of his mind that he was being deceived.

3. back the wrong horse

To support a person or an effort that fails. This expression refers to betting on horse races.

You really backed the wrong horse when you picked that swimmer to win the race—he didn’t even medal!

Politicians who backed the wrong horse in the election are now trying to curry favor with the winning candidate—without much success.

4. cast your mind back

To try to recall something. This phrase is usually followed by “to” and a specific time period, instance, or event.

OK, cast your mind back to freshman year—can you remember who our English teacher was?

Cast your mind back to 1978, when Forest won the title.

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  • She pretend that you are her best friend but she stab you in the back.

    After break up with Jhon I have a relationship with Mike and it’s like going back to square one.

    You are at the back of my mind.

    You really backed the wrong horse, she is not a good swimmer at all but you choose her for the competition.

    Cast your mind back to the childhood moment. Can you remember who your friend was?

    • I thought you are my best friend. But, how dare you! You stab me in the back.

      You are at the back of my mind.

      Cast your mind back to our relationship moment. Did you remember about what did you do?

  • After you stab me in the back and now you are the back of my mind. Do you know how hard am I to back to square one just because of you? And you do not help me just back me the wrong hourse. Please can you cast your mind back about this, huh?!

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