caught in the middle
Also, caught in the cross-fire. Between two opposing sides, as in The writers are often caught in the middle between editor and publisher, who are political opponents, or When parents don't get along, the children are often caught in the cross-fire. Long used in military situations, these terms began to be used figuratively in the second half of the 1800s.
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A street sweeper was caught in the crossfire as a gunman fired at the officer, fatally wounding her in the back.
In the middle of all of that past suffering and present-day conflict, this Cosby bomb was dropped.
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Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.
But at the instant I caught a sight of my counterfeit presentment in a shop window, and veiled my haughty crest.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford