two-way street

noun

Definition of two-way street 

: a situation or relationship requiring give-and-take marriage is a two-way street

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The two-way street between lobbying and lawmaking is well worn in Washington. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, "Government Work Done, Tax Policy Writers Decamp to Lobbying Jobs," 8 July 2018 Pass Out An Anonymous Survey Communication is, of course, a two-way street. NBC News, "How companies should deal with the threat of gun violence — and what employees can do," 4 Apr. 2018 Like all the best relationships, Bulgari's alliance with Rome is a two-way street. Alice B-b, A-LIST, "No Place Like Rome," 4 July 2018 This is a two-way street, with a little bit of the chicken and the egg. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Get open: Michigan football receivers work to fix greatest flaw," 18 Apr. 2018 Keep in mind that negotiations for these extensions are a two-way street and Goldman could look at the allure of free agency. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "Bears Q&A: Why was Cameron Meredith allowed to leave? Where to play Cody Whitehair? Plus draft questions," 12 Apr. 2018 Today's decision makes clear that tolerance is a two-way street. Fox News, "Baker In spotlight after court win in gay wedding cake case," 4 June 2018 According to Araceli Ruiz, Marco’s former teacher, and a current instructor at Glendale Community College, opportunity is a two-way street. Aleks Kang, USA TODAY, "Many aren’t aware of free adult education classes to finish high school," 22 May 2018 Transatlantic relationships are supposed to be two-way streets. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Europe Wants to Save the Iran Deal – But That Might Be Impossible," 10 May 2018

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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