divide and conquer

idiom
variants: or divide and rule

Definition of divide and conquer

: to make a group of people disagree and fight with one another so that they will not join together against one His military strategy is to divide and conquer.

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“Divide and conquer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divide%20and%20conquer. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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