It Takes Two to Tango

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Needing two people to accomplish something

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  • In 19th century in Unites States, ‘Tango’ which is a Latin American dance became quite popular and which gave rise to this expression. For Tango dance, you need two dancers. We can apply in daily life situations in which two people are required to carry out or perform something. For instance, one person writes a book and other draws picture for it. Similarly, there are many activities in which “it takes two to Tango”.
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Where is your partner? Everyone is looking for your dance as it takes two to tango.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'It Takes Two to Tango':

it takes two to tangoSome things need the active cooperation of two parties; blame is to be laid on both parties in a conflict.
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