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the meat (or filling) in the sandwich

Definition of the meat or filling in the sandwich in English:

A person who is awkwardly caught between two opposing factions: she was fed up of being the meat in the sandwich of everyone’s feud
More example sentences
  • Cameron - the bloke who got caught as the meat in the sandwich of Perth radio's biggest mistake - can now arguably lay claim to the Breakfast King crown.
  • They were unfortunate that they got caught as the meat in the sandwich in that.
  • Egan shares HRI's view but points out that in the meantime the Turf Club ‘is the meat in the sandwich and it is affecting our ability to police the exchanges’.
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