work both sides of the street


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work both sides of the street

Engage in doubledealing, be duplicitous, as in The real estate agent was known for working both sides of the street, advising first the buyer and then the seller . This metaphoric term transfers opposite sides of a street to opposite sides of a negotiation.
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work both sides of the street

To engage in double-dealing; be duplicitous.
See also: both, of, side, street, work