One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Someone who now protects the interests they previously attacked.
- ‘I suppose it is a case of poacher turned gamekeeper.’
- ‘He was a successful Merchant Venturer and when in 1613 he was appointed surveyor-general of the customs, it was a case of poacher turned gamekeeper.’
- ‘Sometimes, the poacher turned gamekeeper proves successful.’
- ‘In recent years, Bahabadin's own people have rushed in to dig up artifacts, until Bahabadin himself was hired to stop the looting - the poacher turned gamekeeper.’
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