Definition of with friends like —, who needs enemies? in English:

with friends like —, who needs enemies?

phrase

  • 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 them, who needs enemies?’
    • ‘With friends like these, what person who values civil liberties and human rights needs enemies?’
    • ‘A journalist thundered "with friends like Britain, who needs enemies?"’
    • ‘With friends like this he hardly needs enemies.’
    • ‘With friends like our current congressional representatives, who needs enemies?’