lay/put a guilt trip on

idiom

informal
: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%2Fput%20a%20guilt%20trip%20on. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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