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The meaning of "stab someone in the back"

" Stab someone in the back "
Hurt someone who was close to us by betraying them secretly and breaking their trust.
All my friends promised to vote for me but when the election came and I got no votes I knew I'd been stabbed in the back.
Where did it originate?:
First seen in James Joyce's Ulysees, 1922.
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