Everything is fair in love, war and business. How did this phrase originate?
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skysmom65 18 year member
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All's fair in love and war
Any conduct is permissible in certain circumstances, as in Of course he called her--all's fair in love and war. This maxim, stated in various forms from 1579 on, today sometimes appears altered by an addition or substitution, as in All's fair in love and the World Series, or All's fair in love and war and an election year. http://www.answers.com/topic/all-s-fair-in-love-and-war
Jan 21 2007, 4:56 PM
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lanfranco 18 year member
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"The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war."