get one's own back

idiom

Definition of 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.

Learn More About get one's own back

Dictionary Entries Near get one's own back

get one's man

get one's own back

get one's point across

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for get one's own back

Cite this Entry

“Get one's own back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20one%27s%20own%20back. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!