pig in the middle

noun phrase

Definition of pig in the middle

British, informal
: someone who is brought into an argument between two people or groups They're arguing again, and I'm pig in the middle.

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“Pig in the middle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pig%20in%20the%20middle. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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