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it takes two to tango

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It takes two to tango definition


Certain activities cannot be performed alone — such as quarreling, making love, and dancing the tango.

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it takes two to tango

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This cannot happen or have happened without more than one person; cooperation or connivance is indicated: It takes two to tango, said the mediator/ Now, it takes two to tango, but I still think it was more her fault

[1952+; the name of a 1950s song]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with it takes two to tango
The active cooperation of both parties is needed for some enterprises, as in We'll never pass this bill unless both parties work out a compromise—it takes two to tango. This expression dates from the 1920s, when the Latin American tango became a very popular dance. It was popularized by the singer Pearl Bailey in her 1952 hit song of that name written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning.
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