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Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
When things went awry he accused his enemies of having sown tares in his wheat.
having sown tares in his wheat = intriguing against him
charge intriguing against someone
Thank you for your efforts.
"Tares" are essentially weeds.
In this context it suggests that the enemies were doing something that detracted from the quality of what he was trying to achieve in a way that would reflect badly on him (e.g. ruin his reputation).
Hope this helps