be a one-way street

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be a one-way street

To be a situation, agreement, or relationship in which only one side or party is benefitting or has any power, influence, or control. I don't know why you think you always get to have your way; this relationship isn't a one-way street, after all! I'm starting to think that this partnership with the government is a one-way street. They keep putting demands on us, but they've given us very little support in return.
See also: street