informal Both parties involved in a situation or argument are equally responsible for it: I hadn’t been all that easy to deal with, myself—it took two to tango
More example sentences
- One doctor answered me, it takes two to tango so you cannot take the responsibility alone.
- We endorse comments by both business associations that we have to find a way to have legislation which will have a wider impact than purely partisan values - but it takes two to tango.
- ‘The company is bending over backwards to try to make this work because it is a very important initiative but it takes two to tango,’ he added.
Definition of it takes two to tango in:
- The US English dictionary