poacher turned gamekeeper

poacher turned gamekeeper
someone who did not obey the law or authority in the past but now makes other people obey it

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • poacher turned gamekeeper — phrase someone who did not obey the law or authority in the past but now makes other people obey it Thesaurus: people who tell people what to dosynonym Main entry: poacher * * * someone who now protects the interests they previously attacked * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • poacher turned gamekeeper — Someone who gets a legitimate job which is the opposite of their previous one. E.G a computer hacker who then helps to catch other hackers or an ex bank robber who then advises banks on security …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • (a) poacher turned gamekeeper — British someone whose job seems to involve working against the person who is now doing the job which they did before. He used to be the the union rep but now he s in management a case of poacher turned gamekeeper …   New idioms dictionary

  • poacher turned gamekeeper — noun A person who now works against the same people they once supported …   Wiktionary

  • poacher — UK [ˈpəʊtʃə(r)] / US [ˈpoʊtʃər] noun [countable] Word forms poacher : singular poacher plural poachers 1) someone who illegally catches or kills animals, birds, or fish on someone else s property 2) a special pan designed for poaching eggs •… …   English dictionary

  • poacher — poach|er [ˈpəutʃə US ˈpoutʃər] n 1.) someone who illegally catches or shoots animals, birds, or fish, especially on private land without permission 2.) poacher turned gamekeeper BrE someone who used to do illegal things or have a bad attitude to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • poacher — poach|er [ poutʃər ] noun count 1. ) someone who illegally catches or kills animals, birds, or fish on someone else s property 2. ) a special pan designed for poaching eggs poacher turned gamekeeper someone who did not obey the law or authority… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • poacher — noun (C) 1 someone who catches or shoots animals, birds, or fish on private land without permission 2 a pan with small containers shaped like cups for poaching eggs 3 poacher turned gamekeeper BrE someone who was previously a criminal and now has …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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