What does it takes two to tango mean?


Idiom Meaning:

it requires two people to do something


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Incendiary (2008)

Time of Scene: ~01:27:00

Young Mother: I am the city, Osama. I am the whole world. Murder me with bombs and I will only build myself again. And stronger. I’m too stupid to know better. The Sun says you are an evil monster, but I don’t believe in you. And I know it takes two to tango. I know you’re vexed at the leaders of the western world. Well I’ll be writing to them too.


Inside Llewyn Davis  (2013)

Time of Scene: ~00:23:50

Jean: I should’ve had you wear double condoms. Well, we shouldn’t have done it in the first place, but if you ever do it again, which as a favor to women everywhere, you should not. But if you do, you should be wearing condom on condom, and then wrap it in electrical tape. You should just walk around always inside a great big condom because you are shit.

Llewyn Davis: Okay.

Jean: You should not be in contact with any living thing, being shit.

Llewyn Davis: Have you ever heard of the expression, “It takes two to tango?”

Jean: Fuck you.

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch “Getting to Nose You” (2003)

Time of Scene: ~00:12:30

Sarah: He appears to be quite smitten with you.

Sabrina: Oh good.

Sarah: And I can also tell you that he is a splendid kisser.

Sabrina: Yeah, isn’t he? Oh, I love that about… what?!

Sarah: In fact, I’d like to say his lips are like two flowers blossoming.

Sabrina: Back up! There’s no way he kissed you. You must have kissed him.

Sarah: Well, it takes two to tango.

Sabrina: You kissed and danced?!



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