strange bedfellows

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An unusual combination or political alliance.

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  • 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."
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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