get one's own back


British, informal
: to do something bad or unpleasant to someone who has treated one badly or unfairly
After he lost his job, he vowed that he would find a way to get his own back.

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“Get one's own back.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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