one and the other; two together:
He met both sisters. Both performances were canceled.
the one as well as the other:
Both of us were going to the party.
He is both ready and willing.
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the two; two considered together: both dogs were dirty
(as pronoun): both are to blame
(coordinating) used preceding words, phrases, or clauses joined by and, used to emphasize that not just one, but also the other of the joined elements is included: both Ellen and Keith enjoyed the play, both new and exciting
both barrels, with
both feet on the ground, with
to spoil by poor work; bungle (often followed by up): He botched up the job thoroughly. to do or say in a bungling manner. to mend or patch in a clumsy manner. a clumsy or poor piece of work; mess; bungle: He made a complete botch of his first attempt at baking. a clumsily added […]
both sides of the desk
both sides of the street
adjective, adverb another term for each way (usually with a negative) have it both ways, to try to get the best of a situation, argument, etc, by chopping and changing between alternatives or opposites Contemporary Examples Bring Back That Wall! Nomi Prins December 15, 2009 The Real War on Fox Benjamin Sarlin October 29, 2009 […]