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Partly good and partly bad



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



only good, successful, or effective on some occasions or in some situations

mixed blessing


something that has both advantages and disadvantages

six of one, (and) half a dozen of the other

used for saying that two things are equally good or bad

a double-edged/two-edged sword

a situation with as many bad qualities or effects as good ones

work both ways

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 rights and wrongs of something

the good and bad aspects of something

cut both ways

if something cuts both ways, it has both good and bad aspects


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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