give as good as one gets

idiom

informal
: to be as forceful in fighting or arguing against others as they are in fighting or arguing against oneself
She can give as good as she gets in an argument with just about anybody.

Dictionary Entries Near give as good as one gets

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“Give as good as one gets.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20as%20good%20as%20one%20gets. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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