English version

sell somebody down the river

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsell somebody down the riversell somebody down the riverBETRAYto do something that harms a group of people who trusted you, in order to gain money or power for yourself sell
Examples from the Corpus
sell somebody down the riverThe workers were promised that they would not lose their jobs as a result of the merger. Later they found out that they had been sold down the river.
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