cut both ways

cut both ways
Meaning: have two different effects at the same time, usually one good and one bad.
Example: Watching TV cuts both ways; it makes people know what is real going on, but it also make them lazy, addicted and sick.

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Example given by a Facebook user on this Idiom:

Browsing Facebook cuts both ways, it makes us smarter, closer but lazy.

- Idiom Guru August 8, 2013

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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