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Meaning of “poacher turned gamekeeper” in the English Dictionary

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poacher turned gamekeeper

someone who ​opposedpeople in ​authority in the past but who now has a ​position of ​authority themselves
(Definition of poacher turned gamekeeper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poacher turned gamekeeper”
in Chinese (Simplified) 当年造反今天掌权的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 當年造反,今天掌權的人…
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