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make strange bedfellows

Of a pair of people, things, or groups paired together in a certain situation or activity, to be extremely different in overall characteristics, opinions, ideologies, lifestyles, behaviors, etc. The liberal comedian and the conservative pundit may make 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 strange bedfellows, given the drastically different nature of their writing, but their books actually have a lot of parallels in terms of themes and constructs.
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be/make strange ˈbedfellows

be two very different people or things that you would not expect to find together: Art and rugby may seem strange bedfellows, but the local rugby club donated £5 000 to help fund an art exhibition.
A bedfellow is a person who shares a bed with somebody else.
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Ultimately, Lyons's conclusion based on these two sources, that classical authors and works of faith made strange bedfellows at the top of the bestseller lists, is unsatisfying.
TWO news items last week made strange bedfellows. One revealed that MPs had voted themselves an extra pounds 10,000 a year.
Two news items this week made strange bedfellows. One revealed that MPs have voted themselves an extra pounds 10,000 a year.