- Double-edged swordIf someone uses an argument that could both help them and harm them, then they are using a double-edged sword sword; it cuts both ways.
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double-edged sword — noun singular a situation or decision that has both positive and negative aspects … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
double-edged sword — noun Date: 15th century something that has or can have both favorable and unfavorable consequences < freedom of expression…can be a double edged sword Linda Connors > … New Collegiate Dictionary
double-edged sword — See a double edged sword … English idioms
double-edged sword — noun A benefit that is also a liability, or that carries some significant but non obvious cost or risk. Syn: two edged sword … Wiktionary
double-edged sword — If someone uses an argument that could both help them and harm them, then they are using a two edged sword; it cuts both ways. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
Double-edged sword — If someone uses an argument that could both help them and harm them, then they are using a two edged sword; it cuts both ways … Dictionary of English idioms
double-edged sword — two sided knife used in battle; situation that will result in a negative outcome no matter which decision is made or action is taken; statement with both positive and negative connotations … English contemporary dictionary
double-edged sword — UK / US noun [singular] a situation or decision that has both positive and negative aspects … English dictionary
double-edged sword — … Useful english dictionary
Double-Edged Sword (30 Rock) — Double Edged Sword 30 Rock episode Episode no. Season 5 Episode 14 Directed by Don Scardino Written by … Wikipedia