all’s fair in love and war
- Cf. 1578 LYLY Euphues I. 236 Anye impietie may lawfully be committed in loue, which is lawlesse.
1620 T. SHELTON tr. Cervantes’ Don Quixote II. xxi. Love and warre are all one... It is lawfull to use sleights and stratagems to..attaine the wished end.
1845 G. P. R. JAMES Smuggler II. iv. In love and war, every stratagem is fair, they say.
1986 S. BRETT Nice Class of Corpse xl. Then Eulalie’s eyes narrowed and she looked hard at her companion. ‘Do you believe that all is fair in love and war\?’
2002 Spectator 15 June 63 All is fair in love and war, and it is important that you sustain your marriage. You must therefore take the following, deceitful steps.
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