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partly good and partly bad
if someone’s performance or work is patchy, it is good sometimes but not always
capable of being understood in two different ways or of having both good and bad effects
mainly American only good, successful, or effective on some occasions or in some situations
something that has both advantages and disadvantages
used for saying that two things are equally good or bad
a situation with as many bad qualities or effects as good ones
if something such as a particular situation or type of behaviour works both ways, it has equal advantages and disadvantages for everyone it involves
the good and bad aspects of something
if something cuts both ways, it has both good and bad aspects
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a coloured substance that you can put on your eyelids
moving with rhythm, together as one
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