odd bedfellows

odd bedfellows

A pair of people, things, or groups connected in a certain situation or activity but extremely different in overall characteristics, opinions, ideologies, lifestyles, behaviors, etc. A notorious playboy musician and an ultra-conservative media pundit may be odd 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.
See also: bedfellow, odd
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At first glance, art and diplomacy may seem odd bedfellows. The world of diplomacy is one of consensus and compromise, of protocol and discretion.
In retrospect, the austerity owner and the brilliant coach-cum-politician always made odd bedfellows. Ashley is difficult to read, stubborn, superb on the numbers but immune to the romance that Benitez instinctively 'got.' .' His manager was not afraid to rub him up the wrong way; to cajole Ashley publicly and privately.
You have to say they make odd bedfellows - a helicopter in a field on one side of the pub and the local shooters taking aim on the other.
The murder of a prominent journalist in Istanbul on October 2 has inadvertently served to bring into the open a one-sided elite-media offensive and created odd bedfellows out of Republican politicians and liberal political pundits.
Barton, the managing partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, dismisses the suggestion that because the members are competitors, they make odd bedfellows.
Chief Justice Roberts, joined by liberal justices Kagan, Sotomayor and Breyer (odd bedfellows, indeed), noted that the GAO report cited by the majority stated that 87 percent to 96 percent of the top 100 online retailers were already collecting sales taxes, and that states were already collecting around 80 percent of all the taxes they would collect absent the physical presence rule.
At the end of the day, the two men are not odd bedfellows, as many wrongly predicted a few months back.
And if "wine" and "Texas" seem odd bedfellows, until around 25 years ago most Texans would have agreed.
A pair of odd bedfellows thrust together mid-rivalry by former Raw general manager Mick Foley, the hard-hitting European duo have since gone on to become a well-oiled machine.
McCurdy and his friend Sparrow make odd bedfellows. McCurdy is cynical, almost curmudgeonly.
This proposal has been so poorly thought out that it has made odd bedfellows of groups that are often on opposing sides of big policy debates.
Philosopher and prophet prove odd bedfellows in the fight against sophistry.
What odd bedfellows those priests, princes, pimps and paupers were.