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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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However, he warned, this central role of energy in the Arab region cuts both ways: "The abundance of energy resources has been a benefit; but it also creates a dependency that requires careful long term polices for sustainability development.
Invincibility cuts both ways: with settlers and other right-wingers at his side, Netanyahu has always had an excuse to do nothing with the Palestinians.
But it cuts both ways. That technology can and should be used by employers to ensure that the bond of trust with its workforce is not being abused.
The patent-infringement sword cuts both ways apparently.
However, the selectoral knife cuts both ways and the programme that has brought King also deprives Stour of rising star No.8 Matt Kvesic, who has been called on to the Worcester bench.
Today's bets Racy 1.20 Lingfield 3pts win House Red 1.00 Leicester 1pt win Cuts Both Ways 1.30 Leicester 1pt win A MATE of mine was on the blower convinced that Monet's Garden was a good thing in the Old Roan Chase at his beloved Aintree.
I would argue that the right thing cuts both ways. There is no excuse for not observing parking restrictions, but I do have to question some of the parking restrictions the council has put in place.
Dennis has a way of cutting through the fluff to the heart of an issue, and as with all dealings of the heart, it cuts both ways.
Sheffield United have given me my chance in football, and being loyal cuts both ways."
Granted, it cuts both ways but, hey, we'll go for too expensive just the same.
I've little doubt that this ignorance cuts both ways. When traveling to Turkey courtesy of a Muslim organization promoting interreligious dialogue, I was shocked to find one evening that, as far as the professionals with whom I was eating were concerned, President Bush, a born-again Methodist, and I, a cradle Catholic, are basically the same religiously speaking.
Preemption: A Knife that Cuts Both Ways, by Alan M.