serve two masters

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of serve two masters

:to give equal support to two different causes, groups, etc.
  • You cannot serve two masters.

Word by Word Definitions

serve play
  1. : to be a servant

  2. : to do military or naval service

  3. : to assist a celebrant as server at mass

  1. : the act or action of putting the ball or shuttlecock in play in various games (such as volleyball, badminton, or tennis)

two play
  1. : being one more than one in number

  2. : being the second

  1. : two countable individuals not specified

  2. : a small approximate number of indicated things

  1. : a number that is one more than one — see Table of Numbers

  2. : the second in a set or series

  3. : a 2-dollar bill

masters play
  1. : competing in, relating to, or being a competition for athletes over a specified age (such as 40)


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