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American Sign Language: "back-stab"


Hmmm. Not a pleasant little sign.  But hey, a student asked me how to sign it and here it is.

BACK-STAB:


 


Notes:
While this sign could technically / literally mean "to stab someone in the back" it instead typically means "betrayal" as in, "I thought John was my friend but he gossiped about me behind my back."



 



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