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(It) takes two to tango.

Prov. Some things cannot happen by one person acting alone. Alan: You're always arguing! Stop arguing all the time. Jane: I can't argue all by myself. It takes two to tango. Fred: Did you hear? Janice got herself pregnant. Jill: Well, she didn't do it all by herself. Takes two to tango, you know.
See also: take, tango, two

it takes two to tango

both people involved in a bad situation are responsible for it “She blames Tracy for stealing her husband.” “Well, it takes two to tango.”
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of tango (a South American dance for two people)
See also: take, tango, two

It takes two to tango.

something that you say which means if two people were involved in a bad situation, both must be responsible
Usage notes: A tango is a South American dance for two people.
'She blames Tracy for stealing her husband.' 'Well, it takes two to tango.'
See also: take, tango, two

it takes two to tango

The active cooperation of both parties is needed for some enterprises, as in We'll never pass this bill unless both parties work out a compromise-it takes two to tango . This expression dates from the 1920s, when the Latin American tango became a very popular dance. It was popularized by the singer Pearl Bailey in her 1952 hit song of that name written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning.
See also: take, tango, two

takes two to tango

phr. requires two people to do certain things. There’s no such thing as a one-sided argument. It takes two to tango.
See also: take, tango, two

Tango Yankee

phr. thank you. (NATO Phonetic Alphabet.) Tango Yankee for the email.
See also: tango, Yankee
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