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English definition of “cut both/two ways”

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cut both/two ways

If you say something cuts both/two ways, you think it has both a good and a bad side.
Translations of “cut both/two ways”
in Chinese (Traditional) 是把雙刃劍, 有好也有壞,利弊互見…
in Chinese (Simplified) 是把双刃剑, 有好也有坏,利弊互见…
(Definition of cut both/two ways from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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