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double-edgedadjective [not gradable]

having two ​possible and different meanings or ​effects: Climate ​changes are ​potentially double-edged in ​theirconsequences. Wealth and ​fame can be a double-edged ​sword (= a ​situation with both ​positive and ​negativeeffects).
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uk   us   /ˌdʌb.l̩ˈedʒd/
Something that is double-edged ​acts in two ​ways, often with one ​negative and one ​positiveeffect: She ​paid me the double-edged ​compliment of saying my ​work was "​excellent for a ​beginner." The government's ​programme to ​growcashcrops for ​export is a double-edged sword because it has ​created a ​localfoodshortage.
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(Definition of double-edged from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 双重作用的,双刃的, 利弊互现的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙重作用的,雙刃的, 利弊互現的…
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