bedfellow bedfellow  /ˈbɛd ˌfɛ loʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a temporary associate
  2. (n) a person with whom you share a bed

Usage(s):

  1. The advocates of containment are led by an odd-bedfellow alliance of human-rights activists and old cold warriors.
  2. The Korea experience has made the bedfellow metaphor look silly.
  3. White-haired Bachelor Blest, longtime head of the National Association of Government Employees, is a strange bedfellow for Communists.

News

  • Salmon: Why Capital Gains Should Be Taxed as Income

    NEW YORK (Reuters Blogs) -- The recent Munk debate featured one of those strange-bedfellow moments, when Paul Krugman agreed with Art Laffer that the tax rate on capital gains should be the same as the tax rate on income. (In fact, Laffer went one step further than that, saying that even unrealized capital gains should be taxed at the same rate.) Normalizing the capital-gains tax rate so that it ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

Quotes

  1. "Anxiety," though, "was his childhood bedfellow," Ackroyd says.
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Peter Ackroyd Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Plaid Cymru president Dafydd Iwan said: "John Walker is a very strange bedfellow for Llais Gwynedd. He's certainly opposed to Welsh-medium education. I've only met him once, on a Radio Wales Question Time programme. He was very vocal and very...
    on Apr 19, 2008 By: Dafydd Iwan Source: ic Wales

  3. "Babe, get used to it," the novelist Leonard Michaels told her afterward. "Humiliation is the writer's bedfellow."
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Leonard Michaels Source: Houston Chronicle

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