one good turn deserves another

Definition of one good turn deserves another

  1. —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

goodplay
  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

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

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

    :  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

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

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

deserveplay deserves
  1. :  to be worthy of :  merit

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

anotherplay
  1. :  different or distinct from the one first considered

    :  some other

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

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

    :  one that is different from the first or present one

    :  one of a group of unspecified or indefinite things


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