双刃剑 (shuāng rèn jiàn) Double-edged sword (As an allegory: something which has good aspect as well as bad aspect)

火是一把双刃剑。
(huǒ shì yī bǎ shuāng rèn jiàn) 。
Fire is a good servant but a bad master.

权力是一把“双刃剑”,既可能给社会带来利益,也可能给社会带来危害。
(quán lì shì yī bǎ “shuāng rèn jiàn ”,jì kě néng gěi shè huì dài lái lì yì ,yě kě néng gěi shè huì dài lái wēi hài)
Power is a double-edged sword. It may bring interests to the society and may bring damage as well.

然而,网络却像一把双刃剑,它既有好的方面又有不好的方面。
(rán ér ,wǎng luò què xiàng yī bǎ shuāng rèn jiàn ,tā jì yǒu hǎo de fāng miàn yòu yǒu bù hǎo de fāng miàn)
However, Internet is like a double-edged sword. It has both good side and bad side.

权力是一把“双刃剑”,既可能给社会带来利益,也可能给社会带来危害。
(quán lì shì yī bǎ “shuāng rèn jiàn ”,jì kě néng gěi shè huì dài lái lì yì ,yě kě néng gěi shè huì dài lái wēi hài)
Power is a double-edged sword. It may bring interests to the society and may bring damage as well.

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