AFILAW

(redirected from All's fair in love and war)
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AFILAWAll's Fair in Love and War
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"All's fair in love and war. I'd ha' married en just as she did, and if he'd said two words to me about not telling him beforehand anything whatsomdever about my first chap that I hadn't chose to tell, I'd ha' knocked him down wi' the rolling-pin--a scram little feller like he!
All's fair in love and war in Jacques Rivette's threateningly titled "Don't Touch the Axe," which slowly but expertly depicts the jousting courtship of an ill-fated love affair between a Parisian socialite and a Napoleonic war hero.
All's fair in love and war," said Bird, and his account of the betting triumphs-and near-disasters-that contributed to his fortune is still an absorbing read.
Sadly for them I don't take no sh**, and all's fair in love and war."
'All's fair in love and war' so they say and this soldier was operating in extreme conditions of war.
But all's fair in love and war, and Britters, looking toned in an LBD at her Vegas album party, reassures: "We're totally fine now."
They say "all's fair in love and war but in divorce I would beg to differ.
All's fair in love and war for a jealous Sam Dingle, below, it seems in this latest visit to the village.
All's fair in love and war. In Jim Sheridan's English language remake of Susanne Bier's celebrated Danish drama Brodre, love is war as two siblings - polar opposites - are divided by their deep bond to the same woman.
SHOWING: Cineworld and Showcase VERDICT: Like the war in Afghanistan, which creates divisions in the Cahill household, there is no swift or neat resolution to the characters' ordeal - the casualties are high ALL'S fair in love and war and, in Jim Sheridan's English language remake of Susanne Bier's celebrated Danish drama Brodre, love is war as two siblings are divided in their deep bond for the same woman.
ALL'S fair in love and war, especially when there is a EUR3m divorce settlement at stake.