be opposite sides of the same coin

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be opposite 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 opposite sides of the same coin.
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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.
The approach is guided by extensive evidence from cognitive psychology that human skill and error are opposite sides of the same coin.