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With Friends Like This, Who Needs Enemies

Idiom: With friends like
this, who needs enemies

Example 1:

Kirk: I’m so mad at Daniel right now.

Maria: Your friend Daniel?

Kirk: Yeah. We’re taking the same English class, and I didn’t
finish my essay because we were out this weekend.

Maria: So why are you mad at Daniel?

Kirk: Well, I told the instructor I was sick this weekend, and
asked for an extension, which he said yes to. But then when he went to collect
the paper from Daniel, Daniel said he didn’t have it because he and I were out
partying all weekend.

Maria: He said your name?

Kirk: Yeah. So the instructor called me up and said I couldn’t
turn it in late after lying to him, all because Daniel ratted me out.

Maria: With friends like that, who needs enemies?

Example 2:

Jennifer was interested in dating Tom, a new guy in her class. Tom
was cute, intelligent, funny – everything she could want in a boyfriend. She
told her roommate, Stella, all about Tom, asking for advice in what she should
do to get his attention. The next day, Jennifer saw Stella talking to Tom
outside of her class. When Jennifer asked Stella about it, Stella told her that
she and Tom were going out on a date this weekend! With friends like
Stella, who needs enemies?

Meaning: Used to describe a bad friend, or a friend who betrays the
speaker. Used when comparing a friend’s actions to something an enemy
might do.