run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

Fig. to support both sides of a dispute. In our office politics, Sally always tries to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds, telling both the clerical workers and the management that she thinks they should prevail.
See also: and, hare, hound, hunt, run

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

  (old-fashioned)
to support two competing sides in an argument You've got to decide where you stand on this issue. You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
See run out the clock, go like clockwork, go deep, cast eye over, be run off feet, drive into the ground, have a good run for money, go to seed
See also: and, hare, hound, hunt, run
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