Politics makes strange bedfellows

Political interests can bring together people who otherwise have little in common. This saying is adapted from a line in the play The Tempest, by William Shakespeare: “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” It is spoken by a man who has been shipwrecked and finds himself seeking shelter beside a sleeping monster.

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How to use Politics makes strange bedfellows in a sentence

  • "I've always heard that Politics makes strange bedfellows," said Lindsay casually.

    The Ambassador | Samuel Kimball Merwin