betrayal city

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Dear all,
this is from the novel I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo.

The narrator created a step-by-step plan (list) to snag a hot guy. She followed the steps and the plan brought her to the first kiss. But there are some after-kiss steps in the plan. Fiona is the narrator's friend.

Fiona grabbed the list and quickly skimmed it. “Des, the rest of the stuff is, like, terrible. Misunderstandings and betrayal city. You’re not going to plan things going wrong, too, right?”

What is betrayal city?
  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    I love this. I don't know what to call it. Sometimes 'city' is used to jokingly emphasize another word: here it's lots of betrayal, as if there's a whole city devoted to betrayal.
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