A house divided against itself cannot stand

Idiom

A house divided against itself cannot stand

Definition

When a group is in conflict, it is unlikely to survive or succeed

Examples

The team was divided on the issue, and ultimately their house could not stand

With their allegiance so divided, the party was doomed to fail

Origin

Biblical phrase first recorded in the Book of Mark 3:25

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Alternate Phrasing

A kingdom divided against itself is laid waste

Meaning

When a group is in conflict, it is unlikely to survive or succeed