fight fire with fire

Definition of fight fire with fire

  1. :  to fight against an opponent by using the same methods or weapons that the opponent uses

Word by Word Definitions

fightplay
  1. :  to contend in battle or physical combat

    :  to strive to overcome a person by blows or weapons

    :  to engage in boxing

  1. :  a hostile encounter :  battle, combat

    :  a boxing match

    :  a verbal disagreement :  argument

fireplay
  1. :  the phenomenon of combustion manifested in light, flame, and heat

    :  one of the four elements of the alchemists

    :  burning passion :  ardor

  1. :  to set on fire :  kindle

    :  ignite

    :  to give life or spirit to :  inspire


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