serve two masters

idiom

Definition of serve two masters

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

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“Serve two masters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serve%20two%20masters. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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