opposite sides of the same coin

opposite sides of the same coin

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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The couple is like the opposite sides of the same coin. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be challenged to make bigger changes to their lives this year.
They're opposite sides of the same coin if you're looking at longer-term prosperity.
Only Guerrero and shipmate Jeronimo de Aguilar were ever heard from by their countrymen again, and Calder does an expert job positioning these two men as opposite sides of the same coin.
Megamind (Friday 27, BBC1, 4.10pm) METRO Man (Brad Pitt) and Megamind (Will Ferrell) are opposite sides of the same coin - two former babies from different sides of the age-old social divide.
Jean-Guy, in particular, finds that one of the monks in particular is so like him that they are like opposite sides of the same coin. The rift in the monastery is mirrored by the one inside the Surete itself, with its roots going back some time, exacerbated by horrific events described in an earlier book in the series, its effects, both physical and emotional, still felt by both Gamache and Beauvoir.
Understand that being a survivor and being a victim are opposite sides of the same coin; both are predicated upon dragging around the past.
Heads of KM and heads of innovation seem to come from different planets, rather than opposite sides of the same coin. Knowledge is the catalyst to innovation, but very few KM practitioners have innovation on their agenda, and many innovation managers practice KM without realizing it.
The rights to life and to dignity are not competing rights; rather, they are 'opposite sides of the same coin'.
What is illegal is to 'aid, abet, counsel or procure the suicide of another.' I see suicide as a 'human right' on a par with that of the right to life - opposite sides of the same coin. An able-bodied person has the right to commit or attempt suicide; severely physically disabled people are denied it.
Destruction and creation are opposite sides of the same coin.
Risk taking, failure and disappointment happen every day in the grown-up world and all are linked to success and achievement; they are opposite sides of the same coin.
They're opposite sides of the same coin, yet most people judge those who over rather than under eat as somehow less deserving of sympathy.
However, they can be seen as opposite sides of the same coin. Natural products are mild medicines, and use non-synthetic agents to work with the body chemistry to reach a desired end.
Work and play for adults are, of course, opposite sides of the same coin since the energy invested in one can only be salvaged from time stolen from the other.