One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to suggest that a supposed friend or ally of a particular person has acted against the best interests of that person.‘with friends like this guy, who needs enemies?’
- ‘With friends like our current congressional representatives, who needs enemies?’
- ‘With friends like this he hardly needs enemies.’
- ‘With friends like them, who needs enemies?’
- ‘A journalist thundered "with friends like Britain, who needs enemies?"’
- ‘With friends like these, what person who values civil liberties and human rights needs enemies?’
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