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addaword.gifdefinition of circular firing squad

noun
a situation in which a group of people who have a common enemy engage in behaviour that ends up harming themselves more than the enemy
The Republican Party is going to be a circular firing squad for the foreseeable future.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/02/2013 14:20:00
Definition of circular firing squad from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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