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caught in the middle



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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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