both ways


adjective, adverb

another term for each way
have it both ways (usually with a negative) to try to get the best of a situation, argument, etc, by chopping and changing between alternatives or opposites

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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
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Example sentences from the Web for both ways

  • The name means 'both-ways theatre', or 'theatre all round', the theatre forming only a semicircular building.

  • We have our woman-ways and they have their man-ways and their both-ways.

    Herland|Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman