even the score

idiom

Definition of even the score

1 : to get enough points, goals, runs, etc., to have the same score as one's opponent : to tie the score in a game They evened the score at 5–5.
2 : to harm or punish someone who caused one harm

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“Even the score.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20the%20score. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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