it takes two to tango

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Etymology[edit]

From the song Takes Two to Tango, written and composed in 1952 by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning.

Proverb[edit]

it takes two to tango

  1. (idiomatic) Some things need the active cooperation of two parties; blame is to be laid on both parties in a conflict.
    I can't do it by myself, and neither can you – it takes two to tango.
    He started it! Well, it takes two to tango.

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  • Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, ISBN 0-679-44554-4, p. 174.