9 Ielts Phrases To Avoid

I need an alternative sầu idiom for "A coin has 2 sides" to lớn make my writing piece look richer and comprising broader lexical resource.

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I am writing a discussion essay, and I wish to say something quality và new for expressing "Just like there are only a few things which vị not have sầu both positives and negatives, ABC also has both advantages and disadvantages."

Is it correct khổng lồ say it as: "As we know there are few things in this world that vày not have two-faced implications, ABC also has both pros và cons." Please correct me and also let me know alternative sầu ways to say this!

I already know: "Every cloud has a silver lining" & "A coin has two sides." So please share some new alternatives. Thanks.

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An idiom that could be useful here is that of the double-edged sword, which indicates that something positive sầu & useful in one scenario can be negative in another, and may even be used against you. A double-edged sword cuts both ways. The idiom is typically used in situations where the negatives are not obvious, & may come as a surprise.

Working with the example, you could say something like this: "For all of its advantages, ABC is something of a double-edged sword." Then proceed by describing disadvantages of ABC.

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You might say, "As we know, nothing interesting is ever completely one-sided."

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answered Feb 5 "14 at 4:34

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I think short answers should be allowed if they answer the question. Elaborating is often appropriate and helpful, but it's not always necessary, & we shouldn't require people khổng lồ pad out a complete answer just to hit some arbitrary length threshold.
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As you can imagine, the phrase you might use would vary depending on the identity of ABC.

Your original line, written as cthất bại lớn the original but corrected for grammar and meaning. It"s still a bit clumsy, but not exceptionally so:"As we know, there are few things in this world that vì chưng not have sầu two sides; ABC also has both pros and cons."

Here are a few that came to mind, including the sort of context in which they might be used.

Black & whiteGenerally for a moral issue, particularly one you may have sầu been arguing strongly for or against, but now want khổng lồ introduce the opposite position. This almost always used in the negative ("not blaông xã và white".) It means that a wise opinion on the matter is not simple (blaông chồng or white), but contains "shades of grey." (That"s another good idiom that almost applies to your question.)

ex: "I"ve sầu been tmandico.neting you about the ruthless behavior of the guerrilla forces, but honestly, the issue isn"t blachồng & white, the government in this area has been committing crimes against its people for decades."

Two sides/two-sidedThis means much lượt thích your two sides to every coin idiom, but it can be applied much more broadly. I would use this if I were talking about an argument between two people or organizations who had opposite points of view.

ex: "Mr. Smith says that his wife left hyên because she didn"t love sầu him anymore, but every story has two sides; she claims that he had a mibao tay."

MultifacetedThis is not an idiom, but it is a wonderful word that means very much what you are searching for. A gem is cut with many facets that sparkle. Something that is multifaceted can be looked at from many points of view, with each point of view showing something new. It"s generally a positive adjective sầu when applied lớn people, not necessarily so when applied khổng lồ events. It"s not usually used for objects (except gems, perhaps, in its literal size.)

There"s no such thing as a free lunch.This is used after describing the many wonderful qualities of something, just before you lead inkhổng lồ its costs. It could also be used derisively by someone who doesn"t believe sầu the wonderful things he or she is being told. Though it could be used to indicate that the financial cost of something will be high lớn compensate for its many wonderful qualities, it is typically used to lớn indicate a significant negative sầu unique other than high price.

ex: "The newest Mã Sản Phẩm electric cars use batteries that are cheaper, lighter, & last longer than older models" batteries. However, there"s no such thing as a miễn phí lunch, và these batteries contain a wide range of toxic compounds that sometimes explode."

ex: Bob: "If you buy this car women will want you & men will want khổng lồ be you. It costs less khổng lồ operate than your current oto and I can have sầu you driving it today without any downpayment."