two-way street


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, ensuring team leaders are trained to think of feedback as a two-way street enables open lines of communication and further promotes accountability. Mike Carpenter, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023 This was a two-way street; dogs became adept at using signals that even very young children could understand. Alison Gopnik, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2023 Crescent Avenue, which is currently a two-way street, will be converted to a one-way to serve the project and its pedestrian plaza, according to the architecture firm. Zachary Hansen, ajc, 6 Feb. 2023 For example when overtaking unexpected objects on the vehicle’s ego lane on a two-way street. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Jan. 2023 For Richardson, having that two-way street kind of candor helps build one-on-one relationships. Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune, 19 Jan. 2023 As evidence of the two-way street with fans, Owen pointed to how last spring, Lynn had worked with Patsy to record the audio letter that was played at the top of the telecast against a moving visual montage. Chris Willman, Variety, 2 Nov. 2022 Vine Street will become a two-way street from Fourth to Third streets. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 13 Sep. 2022 Remember, a partnership is a two-way street, so make sure to match their energy and effort. Chicago Tribune, 2 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of two-way street was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Two-way street.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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