bedfellows

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bedfellows

1. Literally, one who shares a bed with someone else. A: "This bed's big enough for two, so we can be bedfellows for the night." B: "No way! Not after you kicked me last time." My husband snores, so I think those old-fashioned couples had it right not to be bedfellows.
2. Someone closely connected to or associated with someone else. A notorious playboy musician and an ultra-conservative media pundit may be strange bedfellows, but the two are coming together all this month to bring a spotlight to suicide awareness. I thought that the two writers would make odd bedfellows, given the drastically different nature of their writing, but the books they've co-written actually work really well.
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