# Guess me : My work is based on give and take I can make a difference by a hand shake The older I get the................

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My work is based on give and take
I can make a difference by a hand shake
The older I get the smaller I grow
And my best friend is my worst foe

What am I?

posted Aug 12, 2016
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Donna - an hourglass timer. The "hand shake" is when it is turned over to start the flow of sand. The "older I get the smaller I grow" is the sand in the top decreasing as it flows into the bottom, and that flow is also the "give and take" referred to in the first line. Time is the "best friend" and "greatest foe", since it measures time (friend) but the sand eventually runs out of the top completely (foe).
Other answers, almost as good, are: soap and a loan.

answer Aug 16, 2016

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