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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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lt;p>Because Ballmer's record at Microsoft cuts both ways, here are three reasons why he should take a hike and three reasons why he deserves to stay in charge.
But lurking off an even lower mark of 50 is Cuts Both Ways, who is owned by Alan Spence and trained by Paul Cole.
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.
But that arrangement cuts both ways because Higgins will go straight into the side against Dundee United at Tannadice on the first day of the new season without Yogi ever having seen him play.
As the military world moves increasingly towards making preemptive moves in the name of 'preventing' war, PREEMPTION: A KNIFE THAT CUTS BOTH WAYS becomes an increasingly important study.
It cuts both ways and many friends and allies act with similar motivations.