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them and us

informal
used when describing disagreements or differences, especially between different social groups: If parents are encouraged to be involved in school, there is less chance of a them-and-us situation developing. The senior staff have their own restaurant. - It's definitely a case of them and us.
Translations of “them and us”
in Chinese (Traditional) 他們和我們, 別人和自己人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 他们和我们, 别人和自己人…
(Definition of them and us from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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