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double-edged

adjective uk   us   /ˌdʌb.l̩ˈedʒd/
Something that is double-edged acts in two ways, often with one negative and one positive effect: She paid me the double-edged compliment of saying my work was "excellent for a beginner." The government's programme to grow cash crops for export is a double-edged sword because it has created a local food shortage.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 雙重作用的,雙刃的, 利弊互現的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 双重作用的,双刃的, 利弊互现的…
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