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drive a wedge between (someone or something)
To cause discord between two people or things. I used to be close friends with Tiffany, but once she started dating my ex-boyfriend, it really drove a wedge between us.
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drive a wedge between
someone and someone else Fig. to cause people to oppose one another or turn against one another. The argument drove a wedge between Mike and his father.
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drive a wedge between someone and someone
COMMON If someone or something drives a wedge between people who are close, they cause bad feelings between them and this causes the relationship to fail. This was all part of his plan to separate me from my daughter and drive a wedge between us. His aim was to destabilize the country by driving a wedge between the people and their government.
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drive a wedge between A and Bmake two people become less friendly or loving towards each other: The disagreements over money finally drove a wedge between them, and they ended up getting divorced.
A wedge is a piece of wood, metal, etc. with one thick end and one thin pointed end that you use to keep two things apart or to split wood or rock.
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