running with the hare and hunting with the hounds

running with the hare and hunting with the hounds
Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds
If someone is running with the hare and hunting with the hounds, they are trying to support or go with two opposing views, causes or factions at the same time.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • run with the hare and hunt (ride) with the hounds — {v. phr.} To appear to support both parties in a conflict; to conduct things in ambiguous ways. * /Critics accused the king of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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