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

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take a beating

Meaning: to be defeated in doing something and be reprimanded for the same

Example: The younger sibling never takes a beating even if they have done the mischief. It is always the older child who is blamed. Read on

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