guilt trip

noun
Informal. a feeling of guilt or responsibility, especially one not justified by reality.
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guilt-trip

[gilt-trip]
verb (used with object), guilt-tripped, guilt-tripping.
Informal. to attempt to instill a guilt trip in; play upon the guilt feelings of. See also guilt ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1975–80

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The arrival of these labels puts a guilt trip on us.
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