two sides of the same coin

idiom

: two things that are regarded as two parts of the same thing
These problems may seem unrelated but they are really two sides of the same coin.

Examples of two sides of the same coin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Smith, those are two sides of the same coin, especially as the rise of the experience economy, briefly derailed by the pandemic, continues. Rob Salkowitz, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The more likely motives behind the league’s attempt to pull out of the U.S. Open Cup were cash and control, essentially two sides of the same coin. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 In the world of business, stories of success and pain are two sides of the same coin. Stephanie Dillon, Rolling Stone, 27 Sep. 2023 The second and third indicators of impunity—human rights abuse and unaccountable governance—are in some ways two sides of the same coin. David Miliband, Foreign Affairs, 2 Mar. 2023 After all, these qualities are two sides of the same coin. Deborah Tannen, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2016 CIOs and CTOs have often existed on two sides of the same coin, with CIOs focused inward and CTOs focused on external products. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 20 Dec. 2022 Music and travel are two sides of the same coin. Rob Reed, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 This is a film that moves a lot in dualities, between light and shadow, the upper class and the lower class, and which somehow presents the two sides of the same coin. John Hopewell, Variety, 17 Sep. 2022 See More

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Dictionary Entries Near two sides of the same coin

two-sided

two sides of the same coin

twosome

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