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it takes two to tango

Definition of it takes two to tango in English:

informal Both parties involved in a situation or argument are responsible for it.
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.
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