Definition of the meat (or filling) in the sandwich in English:

the meat (or filling) in the sandwich

phrase

  • A person who is awkwardly caught between two opposing factions.

    ‘she was fed up of being the meat in the sandwich of everyone's feud’
    • ‘Egan shares HRI's view but points out that in the meantime the Turf Club ‘is the meat in the sandwich and it is affecting our ability to police the exchanges’.’
    • ‘We had to fight another company that Network had made the meat in the sandwich or the buffer, but that another story.’
    • ‘To the punters he had become the meat in the sandwich, taking the flack with dignity and putting up with all the hurdles that had suddenly confronted him.’
    • ‘Cameron - the bloke who got caught as the meat in the sandwich of Perth radio's biggest mistake - can now arguably lay claim to the Breakfast King crown.’
    • ‘They were unfortunate that they got caught as the meat in the sandwich in that.’
    • ‘The problem is that we become the meat in the sandwich or the stalking horse or whatever other metaphor you want to use in terms of where the real battle is, because our market is an open market.’
    • ‘Of course, that is what happened when this Government got rid of bulk funding and landed boards of trustees in the situation where they were the meat in the sandwich.’
    • ‘‘Our training group is scared that we are becoming the meat in the sandwich of this whole affair,’ the recruit writes.’
    • ‘As the country's former monopoly supplier of telephone services and the meat in the sandwich of the country's biggest stock fiasco, Eircom will always struggle to get a break.’
    • ‘‘Producers are just not willing to be the meat in the sandwich of retailers' cynical price wars,’ he said.’