friend or foe


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friend or foe

An ally or an enemy. Is this character in the story friend or foe? They really haven't given us enough details about him.
See also: friend
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

friend or foe

a friend or an enemy. I can't tell whether Jim is friend or foe. "Who goes there? Friend or foe?" asked the sentry.
See also: friend
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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