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strange bedfellows


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  • n. An unusual combination or political alliance


1610, from Shakespeare's "Tempest", Act 2 Scene 2: "Alas, the storm is come again! My best way is to creep under his gaberdine; there is no other shelter hereabout: misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows." (Wiktionary)


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