tit-for-tat


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tit-for-tat

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tit for tat

n
an equivalent given in return or retaliation; blow for blow
[C16: from earlier tip for tap]
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I suppose that's the sort of tit-for-tat adopted in your profession, Kimble, if you've a grudge against a patient," said the rector.
UK Steel director Gareth Stace said: "This would be tit-for-tat.
He also cautions that it woudl be unhealthy if tit-for-tat tariffs escalate.
According to area sources Pak army gave a befitting tit-for-tat reply to Indian firing and silenced the enemy guns.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], December 6 (ANI): Russian lawmakers have voted to ban the US media designated as "foreign agents" from accessing the lower house of parliament in the latest tit-for-tat between both the countries over government-funded media outlets.
TEHRAN (FNA)- President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will swiftly implement tit-for-tat measures if the US imposes restrictions on Russian media.
Israel is set to decide whether or not to label goods imported from the European Union Sunday in a move that could end up being a tit-for-tat retaliation, local media (http://www.
Animal House meets The 'Burbs as Zac Efron (above) parties hard in a very rude tit-for-tat sitcom milking bellylaughs.
Senior figures - including Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg - have been engaged in tit-for-tat sniping since last week's Autumn Statement as both parties seek to offer voters distinct pitches in the run-up to May's general election.
During the meeting, Putin repeatedly urged Russian firms, including in the agricultural and defense sectors, to boost their sales on domestic markets following tit-for-tat sanctions with West triggered by the row over Ukraine.
Amal also condemned the tit-for-tat kidnappings and roads blocking, appealing the Lebanese to work on shirking strife and stressing on the necessity to combat rampant extremism.
Hopes for an upturn for the 18-nation bloc have been hit by the impact of tit-for-tat sanctions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.