make odd bedfellows

make odd bedfellows

Of a pair of people, things, or groups, to be connected in a certain situation or activity but to be extremely different in overall characteristics, opinions, ideologies, lifestyles, behaviors, etc. A notorious playboy musician and a buttoned-up media pundit may make odd bedfellows, but the two are coming together this month to bring a spotlight to suicide awareness. I thought that the two writers would make odd bedfellows for this class, given the drastically different nature of their writing, but their books actually have a lot of parallels in terms of themes and constructs.
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McCurdy and his friend Sparrow make odd bedfellows.
From this perspective, Protagoras's claim that human beings do not have access to anything one in itself appears to make odd bedfellows of the sophist and prophet.