本期我们要分享的歌曲是long story short by Taylor Swift
The knife cuts both ways
cut both ways
if something cuts both ways, it has both good and bad aspects.
①Independence in a relationship cuts both ways.
②Republicans are also quick to point out that the question of fairness cuts both ways.
③Hard truths cut both ways, Ser Davos.
这是个在外刊中的高频表达，我们可以把它积累在写作句型里，表示“xxx有利也有弊”，后面常跟的介词是“in”。用来替代我们经常说的“xxx has advantages and disadvantages”
①sth is a mixed blessing/bag
Ironically, high consumption may be a mixed blessing in human terms, too.
②sth be of a help and hinderance to sth
Video games can be both a help and hinderance to study.
sth be more of a hinderance than a help to sth.
Video games can be more of a hinderance than a help to study.
③Yet set against these benefits are a bundle of worries.【句型推荐】
Yet set against the benefits are a bundle of worries. Electronic payment system maybe vulnerable to technical failures, power blackouts and cyber attacks.
And I fell from the pedestal
A pedestal is the base on which something such as a statue stands.
put sb on a pedestal 受崇拜【If you put someone on a pedestal, you admire them very much and think that they cannot be criticized. 】
be knocked off a pedestal 不再受崇拜【If someone is knocked off a pedestal, they are no longer admired.】
Since childhood, I put my own parents on a pedestal. I felt they could do no wrong.
That failure knocked me off my pedestal.
Pushed from the precipice
A precipice is a very steep cliff on a mountain.
这个单词的本义是“悬崖”，它还有一个“引申义”，表示“险境；危局；绝境”，常见的搭配是“on the edge of a precipice”
The King now stands on the brink of a political precipice.
No more tug of war
tug of war
You can use tug-of-war to refer to a situation in which two people or groups both want the same thing and are fairly equally matched in their struggle to get it.
Chelsea and Aston Villa were involved in a tug of war for Liverpool's Ray Houghton last night.
“tug of war”在这里是引申义，它的本义是“拔河比赛”
The nemesis of a person or thing is a situation, event, or person which causes them to be seriously harmed, especially as a punishment.
He believes AIDS is our collective nemesis.