Enemy

Dutch uncle

Meaning: criticize, scold or lecture someone

Example: I thought he would approve of my choices, but he ranted on like a Dutch uncle for a whole hour. Read on

keep your friends close and your enemies closer

Meaning: to keep a keen eye on enemies beyond what one might have on their friends

Example: As a politician you must keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Read on

build bridges

Meaning: to foster good relationships

Example: A non-governmental organization is engaged in building bridges between different communal groups in the city. Read on

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read the riot act

Meaning: warning someone by scolding them to improve their behavior

Example: She'd been bearing bad behavior from her employee and thought it was time to read him the riot act. Read on

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