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What does it takes two to tango mean?

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it takes two to tango

the expression it takes two to tango means that for something to work properly the cooperation of both parties is needed.

Tango is a dance originating in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The phrase originated in a song, Takes Two to Tango, which was written and composed in 1952 by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning.


For the success of the negotiations, both companies should make some concessions; it takes two to tango, you know.

This idiom is in the music category

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