Stab in the back

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on July 03, 2007

In Reply to: Stab in the back posted by Vicki on July 03, 2007

: My colleague has just asked if there is a meaning to a phrase we have both heard and used. It is:

: Stab you in the back as soon as look at you

To "stab you in the back" means the person will betray a confidence for personal gain, without regard to the consequences you will suffer. "As soon as look at you" means they will do it without hesitation.