Definition of It Takes Two to Tango

This is an idiom that means it takes at least two parties or people to achieve a certain result.

Example: It takes two to tango, so let's find a way to move forward with this deal.

Usage of "It Takes Two to Tango" by Country

Business English is used in many different countries around the world. Some of the words and phrases listed on this site will be understood everywhere Business English is used, but some words and phrases are only used in specific countries. The map below shows where "It Takes Two to Tango" is most commonly used.

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"It Takes Two to Tango" is in the top 30% most popular words looked up on this site.

"It Takes Two to Tango" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "It Takes Two to Tango" was last updated in 2022.

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Business English Quiz

Question: What does "Calendar Invite" mean?

   (A) When a person wants to meet with you next week.
   (B) An email sent to schedule a meeting with the option to either accept or decline the meeting at the scheduled time.
   (C) When a person has available time on their calendar to meet with you.
   (D) When a person does not have any time to meet with you.

Answer: Find out the right answer here.

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On this site, we also have templates on how to communicate effectively at work, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.

Word of the Day

Date: 06/25/2022

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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"It Takes Two to Tango." Dictionary, Accessed 06/25/2022.