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English definition of “cut both/two ways”

cut both/two ways

If you say something cuts both/two ways , you think it has both a good and a bad side .Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
(Definition of cut both/two ways from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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