swings and roundabouts

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Definition of swings and roundabouts

British, informal
used to say that two choices or situations are basically the same because they have an equal number of advantages and disadvantages It is a case of swings and roundabouts.

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“Swings and roundabouts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swings%20and%20roundabouts. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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