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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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La Russa's reputation for innovation, though, cut both ways.
All clubs view players as assets to be sold if the price is right and that must cut both ways.
Successful relationships always have to have an element of sacrifice, but it has to cut both ways.