them and us Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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them and us

informal used when ​describingdisagreements or ​differences, ​especially between different ​socialgroups: If ​parents are ​encouraged to be ​involved in ​school, there is less ​chance of a them-and-us ​situationdeveloping. The ​management has ​its own ​restaurant. - It's ​definitely a ​case of them and us.
(Definition of them and us from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “them and us”
in Chinese (Simplified) 他们和我们, 别人和自己人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 他們和我們, 別人和自己人…
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