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Definition of double-edged adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    double-edged

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  1. 1(of a knife, etc.) having two cutting edges a double-edged blade/ax/dagger
  2. 2(of a remark, comment, etc.) having two possible meanings synonym ambiguous
  3. 3having two different parts or uses, often parts that contrast with each other the double-edged quality of life in a small town—security and boredom
  4. Idioms
    be a double-edged sword/weapon
     
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    to be something that has both advantages and disadvantages
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: double-edged