Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “poacher turned gamekeeper”

poacher turned gamekeeper

someone who opposed people in authority in the past but who now has a position of authority themselvesTaking action against people in power
(Definition of poacher turned gamekeeper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “poacher turned gamekeeper”

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More