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play both ends against the middle

to ​try to get ​opposingpeople or ​groups to ​fight or ​disagree so that you will get an ​advantage from the ​situation
(Definition of play both ends against the middle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play both ends against the middle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使对立双方相争以从中得利, 使鹬蚌相争…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使對立雙方相爭以從中得利, 使鷸蚌相爭…
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