Translation of "double-edged" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˌdʌb.l̩ˈedʒd/ us

Something that is double-edged acts in two ways, often with one negative and one positive effect.

de doble sentido, de doble filo
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.
→ See also two-edged (TWO MEANINGS)

(Translation of “double-edged” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)