the enemy of my enemy is my friend

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the enemy of my enemy is my friend

A phrase highlighting how a common enemy can be a unifying force for otherwise disparate groups or people. I didn't want to work with that organization until I realized that we all wanted to keep the same candidate out of office. That's when I realized that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
See also: enemy, friend, of
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Or the more ominous-sounding: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Anti-corporate crusader Ralph Nader has recently taken credit for educating Buchanan in economic matters, perhaps on the principle that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend " In the April 1996 issue of the Progressive, Nader states: