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takes two to tango

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Definition


When both parties in a disagreement are both at fault. Shared blame.

Context : Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: blame, fault

Usage of “takes two to tango”

  1. You're not completely innocent in the arguments between you and your sister. It takes two to tango.

  2. Though she cheated on her husband, she is not the only one to blame. It takes two to tango.

Examples of idiom “takes two to tango” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'specialdelia'
    specialdelia:

    @comedyfish It takes two to tango. But, yes, you're right, I am.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Anna_n_Chicago'
    Anna_n_Chicago:

    @girlinacity Neither have I. I don't know how some women/men can do that. takes two to tango

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'tallman1149'
    tallman1149:

    It takes two to tango. There are always two sides to every situation. Culpability is shared. Each person involved is accountable. Agreed?