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    What name for a colleague who bears false witness?

    What would be the one word to describe a work colleague who bears false witness on his/her peers, to the management, in order to gain promotions?

    I know “back-stabbing” is quite close but not exactly describes the person.

    Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: What name for a colleague who bears false witness?

    Backstabbing liar.
    Lying backstabber.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: What name for a colleague who bears false witness?

    And, there's the term a smiling assassin.

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