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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 ​badside.
(Definition of cut both/two ways from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cut both/two ways”
in Chinese (Simplified) 是把双刃剑, 有好也有坏,利弊互见…
in Chinese (Traditional) 是把雙刃劍, 有好也有壞,利弊互見…
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