opposite sides of the same coin

opposite sides of the same coin

Two things that seem disparate but are actually related. I've always felt that environmentalism and human rights are opposite sides of the same coin.
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Only Guerrero and shipmate Jeronimo de Aguilar were ever heard from by their countrymen again, and Calder does an expert job positioning these two men as opposite sides of the same coin.
10pm) METRO Man (Brad Pitt) and Megamind (Will Ferrell) are opposite sides of the same coin - two former babies from different sides of the age-old social divide.
Jean-Guy, in particular, finds that one of the monks in particular is so like him that they are like opposite sides of the same coin.
Heads of KM and heads of innovation seem to come from different planets, rather than opposite sides of the same coin.
I see suicide as a 'human right' on a par with that of the right to life - opposite sides of the same coin.
Destruction and creation are opposite sides of the same coin.
Risk taking, failure and disappointment happen every day in the grown-up world and all are linked to success and achievement; they are opposite sides of the same coin.
They're opposite sides of the same coin, yet most people judge those who over rather than under eat as somehow less deserving of sympathy.
However, they can be seen as opposite sides of the same coin.
Work and play for adults are, of course, opposite sides of the same coin since the energy invested in one can only be salvaged from time stolen from the other.
For many years, I have thought that science and the arts really are just opposite sides of the same coin," says Patricia Wang-Iverson, senior associate for Research for Better Schools and organizer of the session, "People only seem to see the tedium and hard work of science, but don't see the creativity and beauty as they do in a great work of art.
These paradigms seem to represent opposite sides of the same coin.
E-commerce and the euro can be viewed as opposite sides of the same coin.
Having revealed that men are restless and women have their price, that marriage and prostitution are opposite sides of the same coin and that love is a tango between master and slave, ``Mon Homme'' runs out of inspiration.