I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… be caught in the crossfire
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.
be caught in the crossfire
if you are caught in the crossfire, you become involved in an unpleasant situation
where people are arguing around you and you do not want to be involved or say which person you agree with
caught between two arguing people or groups, making it difficult to remain neutral
to be caught in the middle of two arguments
Children are often caught in the middle when their parents’ divorce.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… be caught in the crossfire
Children are often caught in the crossfire of divorce.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … be caught in the crossfire
My boss refused to be caught in the crossfire of office politics. She held a mandatory meeting so both sides could meet.
During a family discussion about the president, my uncle quickly changed the topic to prevent being caught in the crossfire.
Teachers are often caught in the crossfire between parents and administration.
Question of the Day
What hot topic usually turns into an argument with you?
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often + of
often + between
crossfire – uncountablenoun
bullets from two or more different directions that pass through the same area
During war, many civilians are caught in the crossfire