Idiom: Double-edged sword
Meaning: If 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.Country: International English | Subject Area: War, weapons and conflict | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Two-edged sword
- Pen is mightier than the sword
- Double whammy
- Double Dutch
- Fall on your sword
- Double take
- Put to the sword
- On the double
- Those who live by the sword die by the sword
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