two sides of the same coin

be two sides of the same coin

To be two things that seem disparate but are actually related. I've always felt that environmentalism and human rights are actually two sides of the same coin.
See also: coin, of, same, side, two

two sides of the same coin

Two things that seem disparate but are actually related. I've always felt that environmentalism and human rights are actually two sides of the same coin.
See also: coin, of, same, side, two

two sides of the same coin

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opposite sides of the same coin

If two things are two sides of the same coin or opposite sides of the same coin, they are closely related to each other and cannot be separated, even though they seem to be completely different. I've always felt that tragedy and comedy are two sides of the same coin. Love and hate are the opposite sides of the same coin. Compare with the other side of the coin.
See also: coin, of, same, side, two

two ˌsides of the same ˈcoin

used to talk about two ways of looking at the same situation: According to some people, great opportunity and great danger are two sides of the same coin.
See also: coin, of, same, side, two
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I had earlier decided to quit MQM , but was waiting for a suitable time to announce my decision,' said Waheed, adding that MQM-P and MQM-London were the two sides of the same coin.
On emerging, Ambassador Ali said in reply to a question that "the Israeli enemy and the terrorism enemy are two sides of the same coin.
I would never have considered putting the two together because fun and horror are really not two sides of the same coin after all, unless you use some really bizarre coinage that is
Imports and exports are like two sides of the same coin," Shin said.
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IT'S a brilliant dramatic device, to have two sides of the same coin with the Dove brothers.
As two sides of the same coin, librarians and instructional designers need to work together to achieve the best outcomes for their libraries.
But his lack of awareness that they are two sides of the same coin is worrying.
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The US and Israeli entity are two sides of the same coin and the recent cowardly US aggression inks another chapter of the conspiracy and comes as a complement to the Israeli attack on South Syria a few days ago," added the statement.
Okaz newspaper commented on the Syrian crisis, indicating that Al-Assad and ISIS are two sides of the same coin and the existence of such forces in Syria can not be accepted as they are part of the problem, not of the solution.
He affirmed the importance of Tana Forum for discussing the security issues facing the African nations, indicating that security and development are two sides of the same coin.
Owaisi launched a scathing attack on the Samajwadi party government and the RSS, alleging that both were two sides of the same coin.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are two sides of the same coin.
Success in our mission to serve a vitally important industry and providing long-term professional fulfilment for our people are two sides of the same coin.