One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cause (someone) to start feeling hostile to one.‘by 1776 he had made an enemy of the queen’
- ‘But making an enemy of its own core market has to be like commiting suicide.’
- ‘It just doesn't help to make an enemy of the person with the power to grant your request.’
- ‘Pointing out her shortcomings will do no good, and you really don't want to make an enemy of your girlfriend's roommate.’
- ‘By placing it in the enemy camp, the President made an enemy of a would-be ally.’
- ‘If the club have made an enemy of adversity in the current campaign then Hughes has become its ally.’
- ‘By 1776 he had made an enemy of the queen through his clumsy intervention against one of her protégés in a complicated diplomatic incident.’
- ‘The marchers' defiant smugness started to make an enemy of me.’
- ‘The glamorous cabinet minister sacked by the president made an enemy of of the president's wife with early morning calls.’
- ‘She spurns his advances on several occasions, but he remains persistent, warning Eliza that she should not make an enemy of him.’
- ‘This lawsuit will make an enemy of Weinstein that no other action could have inspired.’
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