To oppose an action or behavior and yet engage in the same action or behavior; to be a hypocrite.
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Well, if you ask me, Pastor Hawkins is trying to hold with the hare and run with the hounds by opposing casino gambling when his church operates a bingo game every Thursday night.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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hold with the hare and run with the houndsTo remain neutral by attempting to placate two factions or both sides of a controversy.
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