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To cut both ways

Posted by ESC on March 21, 2003

In Reply to: To cut both ways posted by Dave M. on March 21, 2003

: First, thanks to all who helped with the previous inquiry - very helpful community!

: The latest mystery is "to cut both ways". I know what the expression means, but any ideas as to its origin? Google's not yielding too much information.

: --Dave

It refers to a "double-edged sword" that cuts both ways.