Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds.
Posted by Smokey Stover on March 16, 2005
In Reply to: Running with hare and hunting with horn posted by James Briggs on March 16, 2005
: : hi,
: : can you please tell me the meaning of the phrase.
: : nupur
: The phrase is actually "Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds".
: It means trying to support two opposing causes/aims at the same time - clearly very difficult or impossible.
A good expression, much nicer than one of several American equivalents, "working both sides of the street." Another is "playing both sides against the middle." Not exactly the same, but close enough, I think. SS