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bedfellow

bedfe loh

  • n  a temporary associate
    politics makes strange bedfellows
  • n  a person with whom you share a bed

  • The advocates of containment are led by an odd-bedfellow alliance of human-rights activists and old cold warriors.
  • The Korea experience has made the bedfellow metaphor look silly.
  • A massive bed, once tossed upon by that tempestuous bedfellow the Emperor Napoleon, was formally occupied at Paris, last week, by the Amir of Afghanistan, now touring Europe .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - TheStreet.com
Quotes

  • Peter Ackroyd in Baltimore Sun
    Anxiety,though, "was his childhood bedfellow," Ackroyd says.
  • Dafydd Iwan in ic Wales
    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...
  • Leonard Michaels in Houston Chronicle
    Babe, get used to it,the novelist Leonard Michaels told her afterward. "Humiliation is the writer's bedfellow."

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