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What does caught in the crossfire mean?


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caught in the crossfire

This phrase is an idiomatic expression that literally means to be trapped between two lines of enemy fire. Figuratively, the phrase refers to a situation in which one is caught between opposing people arguing about something, making it difficult to remain neutral.

Example(s):

1. A young girl is killed in crossfire after a routine arrest.
2. John and Mary were arguing. Their little girl was caught in the crossfire.

This idiom is in the war category


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