lay/put a guilt trip on


: to try to make (someone) feel bad or sorry
The speaker laid/put a big guilt trip on us by describing in detail how much waste the average American generates.

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“Lay/put a guilt trip on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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