Meaning of two-way street in English:

two-way street


  • A situation or relationship involving mutual or reciprocal action or obligation.

    ‘trust is a two-way street’
    • ‘To my mind, banking relationships are a two-way street.’
    • ‘I always thought that a relationship was a two-way street, a give and take, but with them, I felt more like their pet dog.’
    • ‘Usually we think of rain affecting vegetation, but the relationship is actually a two-way street.’
    • ‘But this relationship has to be a two-way street.’
    • ‘The TCS argues that the relationships between a worker and an organisation are a two-way street.’
    • ‘It has been less clearly understood that this relationship may well be a two-way street, with causation possibly working in the opposite direction as well.’
    • ‘A partnership is a two-way street, and, like any relationship, you have to give the partner a reason to stay.’
    • ‘Like all good relationships, it's a two-way street where everyone benefits.’
    • ‘Civility is a two-way street: you give in order to get.’
    • ‘Criticism is a two-way street, and people who are prepared to offer it should also be prepared to explain and (in some cases) defend their views.’