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work both ways

1. To have comparable effects for both parties involved in something We're willing to negotiate, but it has to work both ways—you need to compromise on some issues as well.
2. To produce both positive and negative effects, perhaps simultaneously. Unfortunately, for many families, the program works both ways. It provides opportunities, but it also prevents them from qualifying for other services.
See also: both, way, work
References in classic literature ?
'--but there's one great advantage in it, that one's memory works both ways.'
Cone added that the break works both ways as Rain or Shine also had the opportunity to make some tweaks in its game plan for Game 2.
Consideration works both ways. Cyclists, get some lights on!
But I say they were both in the wrong because it works both ways.
Being good neighbours works both ways, whether we are 12 or 85.
Your emails and texts Works both ways Good of RUK to offer a full refund to all current 'non subscribers' if Ruby wins three specific races at Cheltenham.
And fairness works both ways; it would be unfair to the officers concerned to put this added pressure on them.
I would like to know if that works both ways. Can we fine them for not taking our bags at the right time?
THEY SAY there is nothing as bad as a woman scorned, but I guess it works both ways.
However I would like to point out that the racist issue works both ways.
To make matters worse, the portal works both ways, and pretty soon goblins are showing up in the girls' shower.
It works both ways. Next time you're cruising some big hot bruiser at the Apple Store or in line for a roller coaster, you may have to ask yourself, Bear or straight?
The mind/body connection works both ways: physiology overburdened by the biochemistry of stress cannot support a harmonious, fulfilled life.
He also made the point that networking works both ways, and students should remember that as they make contacts at the conference and in the future.