turnabout is fair play

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Definition of turnabout is fair play

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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 11 Aug. 2022.

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