It Takes Two To Tango Meaning

the expression it takes two to tango means that for something to work properly the cooperation of both parties is needed.

Tango is a dance originating in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The phrase originated in a song, Takes Two to Tango, which was written and composed in 1952 by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning.

Example: For the success of the negotiations, both companies should make some concessions; it takes two to tango, you know.