both ways

both ways

both ways adjective, adverb

  1. another term for each way
  2. 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

Examples from the Web for both ways Historical Examples of both ways

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


    Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

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

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2


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