To be unfairly struck, like a rock in the back of the head by someone or something that you respected, trusted, and were loyal to. The striker generally is doing it to protect their own turf or to avoid being found out for what they are.
The mortgage bank that was pushing extreme financing was suddenly fired with others that were protecting the institutions reputation by questioning the safety of the products. These people that were looking out for the bank were Gibraltared.
by Fake-Worth July 27, 2009