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kick somebody in the teeth

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishkick somebody in the teethkick somebody in the teeth (also kick somebody in the stomach/pants American English) informal to disappoint someone or treat them badly at a time when they need help We all have times when life kicks us in the teeth. kick
Examples from the Corpus
kick somebody in the teethGraham sitting there waiting for me to kick him in the teeth.If he had come begging and pleading, I would have laughed at him and kicked him in the teeth.I couldn't kick him in the teeth after three years of good work and live with myself.
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