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come between

Divide, cause to be antagonized, as in I wouldn't want to come between husband and wife. This idiom transfers the literal meaning of the phrase, "to intervene" (as in Volume 6 should come between Volumes 5 and 7), to figurative interference.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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