fight fire with fire

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fight fire with fire

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

Word by Word Definitions

fight play
  1. : to contend in battle or physical combat

  2. : to engage in boxing

  3. : to put forth a determined effort

  1. : a hostile encounter : battle, combat

  2. : a boxing match

  3. : a verbal disagreement : argument

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

  2. : one of the four elements of the alchemists

  3. : burning passion : ardor

  1. : to set on fire : kindle

  2. : to give life or spirit to : inspire

  3. : to fill with passion or enthusiasm


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