hold with the hare and run with the hounds
a) To oppose an action or behavior and yet engage in the same action or behavior; to be a hypocrite.

Well, if you ask me, Pastor Hawkins is trying to hold with the hare and run with the hounds by opposing casino gambling when his church operates a bingo game every Thursday night.

b) To remain neutral by attempting to placate two factions or both sides of a controversy.

Julianna needs to be careful if she keeps holding with the hare and running with the hounds; she might wind up making enemies of both labor and management.


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