Complete Definition of "on opposite sides of the barricades"

English

Etymology
The idiom has been in use for at least a century 1 2. It probably derives from a literal observation of political protests, where government buildings were insulated with barricades, and the government was said to not represent the people because they and the people were on opposite sides of the barricades.

Phrase
on opposite sides of the barricades

  1. idiom Of stark|starkly different, opposite views on an issue.

Synonyms
diametrically opposed

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