Key words and phrases alpha strong, powerful, in charge -There are many alpha personalities in the world of politics. -Jorge's a bit of an alpha male, so he tends to think his idea is always the best one.
showdown final, decisive fight or argument -As the first whistle blows, the showdown between these two teams begins. -Kee and I had a bit of a showdown in the park. He won, so that settles that.
double-edged sword situation with advantages and disadvantages -This new job is a double-edged sword. I earn more, but I'm working longer hours. -Living in the countryside is a double-edged sword. It's quieter, but very remote.
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