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both ways

adjective, adverb
1.
another term for each way
2.
(usually with a negative) have it both ways, to try to get the best of a situation, argument, etc, by chopping and changing between alternatives or opposites
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  • We could whip-saw them both ways then, that's if we knew it first.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • He wants to have it both ways, to have the splendours of success without the perils.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • I will therefore do the work in both ways, that thus I may be better understood.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • May be both ways were faulty; but they were extravagantly, youthfully confident that they were not.

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • "I'm telling you, Jarve, you can't have it both ways," Karns declared.

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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