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Related to cut both ways: stick with, at first, so much for
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TO CUT, crim. law. To wound with an instrument having a sharp edge. 1 Russ. on Cr. 577. Vide To Stab; Wound.

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I said "Not at all, because you don't care" A BMW driver overtook me yesterday Then he cut me up, it didn't cut both ways I was unmoved by this status symbol car He'd tried intimidation - uncouth by far It's not uncommon on the modern road Possibly ostentatiously, a brainless way to goad Jock Brownlee, Wood End.
Assured heavy global rotation on the genre fest circuit, the pic's X-rated appeal commercially will cut both ways.
Equality is a great thing but it must cut both ways.