Definition of run with the hare and hunt with the hounds in English:

run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

phrase

British
  • Try to remain on good terms with both sides in a conflict or dispute.

    • ‘Experiment calls Beuys's work to mind - it tries to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.’
    • ‘This disease of taking the law into one's hands has its inspiration from the fact that the Government is trying to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.’
    • ‘The reality is that you cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.’
    • ‘Or maybe, they wanted to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.’
    • ‘This is not an issue in which, to use the Least of New Labour of metaphors, he can run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.’
    • ‘It has chosen to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.’
    • ‘The Washington Post has recently reported how the president continues to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.’