one good turn deserves another

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of one good turn deserves another

used to say that a person should do something nice for someone who has done something nice for him or her

Word by Word Definitions

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

turn play
  1. : to cause to move around an axis or a center : make rotate or revolve

  2. : to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

  3. : to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. : the action or an act of turning about a center or axis : revolution, rotation

  2. : any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

  3. : the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction : change of course or posture : such as

deserve play deserves
  1. : to be worthy of : merit

  2. : to be worthy, fit, or suitable for some reward or requital

another play
  1. : different or distinct from the one first considered

  2. : some other

  3. : being one more in addition to one or more of the same kind

  1. : an additional one of the same kind : one more

  2. : one that is different from the first or present one

  3. : one of a group of unspecified or indefinite things


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