turnabout is fair play

idiom

US
used to say that it is fair for a person to do something to harm someone who has harmed him or her
She did it to me, so I'm going to do it to her. Turnabout is fair play.

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“Turnabout is fair play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnabout%20is%20fair%20play. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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