fight fire with fire

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Definition of fight fire with fire

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

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“Fight fire with fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fight%20fire%20with%20fire. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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