crossfire

[[t]krɒ̱sfaɪə(r), AM krɔ͟ːs-[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT Crossfire is gunfire, for example in a battle, that comes from two or more different directions and passes through the same area.
2) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you are caught in the crossfire, you become involved in an unpleasant situation in which people are arguing with each other, although you do not want to be involved or say which person you agree with.

They say they are caught in the crossfire between the education establishment and the government.


English dictionary. 2008.

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