‘send someone on a guilt trip’ and `lay/put a guilt trip on someone’

When you send someone on a guilt trip, you try to make the person feel very guilty about something.

Example: My parents always try to send me on a guilt trip for not calling them often enough.

It is also possible to say, `lay/put a guilt trip on someone’.

Example: Madhu put the guilt trip on all of us for not helping her during her time of need.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – July 17, 2006

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