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A benefit that is also a liability, or that carries some significant but non-obvious cost or risk.

Additional definitions for 'double-edged sword':

double-edged swordUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see double-edged,‎ sword.
double-edged swordA benefit that is also a liability, or that carries some significant but not-so-obvious cost or risk.
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