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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

two sides of the same coin

or

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

two sides of the same coin

Two seemingly different things that are actually similar. In contrast to the other side of the coin, which does betoken a different side, this cliché emphasizes similarity—for example, “A talent for music and facility in mathematics are two sides of the same coin.”
See also: coin, of, same, side, two
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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LAHORE -- Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Senator Sirajul Haq has declared US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the two sides of the same coin.
As you have noticed, the Zionist attacks are increasing, especially whenever the Syrian Army advances against Takfirist terrorism; this shows that Zionist and Takfirist terrorism complement each other and are two sides of the same coin," he added.
The prime minister will use the G7 summit in Biarritz to call for ambitious new targets to halt and reverse the loss of habitats and species, arguing that efforts to protect biodiversity and tackle climate change are "two sides of the same coin".
Peace and development are two sides of the same coin. Without peace you can't have development.
Hosting a special seminar, chaired by BBC Radio 4 'Farming Today' reporter Mariclare Carey-Jones, entitled 'Rewilding and conservation: poles apart or two sides of the same coin?', the union will welcome Gareth Davies of Coed Cymru, Ponterwyd farmer Dafydd Morris-Jones and Bangor University Human Geography lecturer Dr Sophie Wynne-Jones to the panel of speakers.
Ryuko has a choice to make, but it's tough when good and evil appear to be two sides of the same coin ...
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that terrorism and corruption are the two sides of the same coin and both these evils need to be eradicated.
LAHORE -- Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that terrorism and corruption are the two sides of the same coin and both these evils need to be eradicated.
"Terrorism is the other side of the occupation...terrorism and occupation are two sides of the same coin represented by the global Zionism," Ghosn concluded.
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) didn't react well to a press conference by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry's press conference, saying the information minister was acting like Goebbels the propaganda minister of Nazi Germany of the puppet government.The country knows that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan are two sides of the same coin," alleged Information Secretary Nafisa Shah.
They claimed that the MQM-P and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) became two sides of the same coin whenever it came to power politics.
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Puri (Odisha) [India], Feb 3 (ANI): BJPEepresident Amit Shah came down heavily on the Congress and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), terming them as "two sides of the same coin", and alleging that the two parties failed to ensure Odisha's development.
In another context, Al-Yaum newspaper said in its editorial entitled "Tehran and Doha are two sides of the same coin" that the Iranian policy of exporting the bloody revolution everywhere is very similar to the policy of Qatari regime in supporting terrorist organizations in addition to providing terrorists with a safe haven to stay in Doha.
Aljazira Capital CEO and Managing Director Ziad Aba Al-Khail said savings and investments are two sides of the same coin, and that good planning for the future requires a clear financial plan.