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    tanyakorn is offline Newbie
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    Cool Sold the fishermen right down the river

    Please explain the meaning of

    ' The government has sold the fishermen right down the river'.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Sold the fishermen right down the river

    Betray the trust or faith of people.Oustees of dam sites.

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    Default Re: Sold the fishermen right down the river

    sell someone down the river : This is an informal expression meaning to betray someone, especially so as to benefit oneself.
    Prior to the American Civil War, when African slaves were used to pick cotton and do other hard manual labour in the southern states, it referred to the sale of a troublesome slave to the owner of a sugarcane plantation on the lower Mississippi River, where conditions were harsher.

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