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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But now, FedEx seems to be waking up to the fact that this relationship likely was never a two-way street. Los Angeles Times, "Column: FedEx is freezing out Amazon. Let the delivery wars begin," 7 Aug. 2019 In an earlier smart-streets project, Oceanside reduced Mission Avenue west of Interstate 5 from a four-lane, two-way street to a two-lane, one-way street between Seagaze Drive and Coast Highway about five years ago. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside’s stretch of Coast Highway to get most roundabouts in county," 15 Aug. 2019 Advice is a two-way street in the Polis-Reis household. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, "The Spot: The inside scoop on first gentleman Marlon Reis, reinsurance program moves forward, and who is the most electable in the 2020 Senate race?," 13 June 2019 But the latest research demonstrates the extent to which that psychological connection is a two-way street. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Coming home stressed? Your dog is internalizing those bad vibes too, study suggests," 6 June 2019 The Columbia Street onramp will be demolished immediately, so the city can complete paving a permanent two-way street beneath to serve West Seattle bus routes. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s big demolition spectacle: How crews plan to pulverize the Alaskan Way Viaduct," 5 Dec. 2018 Getty ImagesMax Mumby/Indigo Of course, friendship is a two-way street, and Serena must have also been an important source of strength and support lately for the Duchess, too. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Serena Williams Says She and Close Friend Meghan Markle are "Relying On Each Other Recently"," 24 Sep. 2018 Noah Centineo may be the internet's new boyfriend, but love is a two-way street. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Noah Centineo Admits That Selena Gomez Is His Celebrity Crush," 12 Sep. 2018 Elevation markers line the two-way street down toward the city of Ein Bokek, and your ears clog and pop along the way. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why the Dead Sea Should Be at the Top of Every Beauty Junkie's Travel List," 5 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of two-way street

1948, in the meaning defined above

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