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what does " pulls the rug out from under " mean?

Marie Fehmer saw her mother standing on the left, semaphored to her from the VIP bus, and wondered whether she had been seen. Liz Carpenter, listening to the echoing roars, crowed, "Well, this pulls the rug out from under the Dallas News and Barry Goldwater!"

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does is mean"to take help or support away from sb suddenly?"

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[pull the rug out (from under someone)
Fig. to make someone or someone's plans fall through; to upset someone's plans]

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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