fighting fire with fire


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fighting fire with fire

- Early American settlers had to put out great prairie fires and learned that setting a circle or strip of land on fire could stop the path or lessen the impact of a big fire—giving us the phrase "fighting fire with fire."
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He rose from the valleys Reaching the top of his career Taking on all challengers No man did he fear Fighting fire with fire The Welshman blazed a trail Becoming British champion Bringing glory to Ebbw Vale Known as the matchstick man Because he was tall and thin But he was as strong as an ox With an iron will to win Then an offer came his way For a World Title fight Little did he know It was to be his last fight Matched with a Mexican By the name of Lupe Pintor Sadly he never recovered When Lupe knocked him to the floor Many years have passed Since that very sad day But memories of Johnny Will never fade away by T.
Carlisle may be best fighting fire with fire and getting men around target-man forward Jamie Proctor because defensively it will be a tough task keeping tabs on all of Exeter's threats.
If you think about it, fighting fire with fire could actually work in this case.
Fighting fire with fire, or going with something different?
Fighting fire with fire, Kelly-Marie plants a few yarns of her own, informing Gabriel that he could well be the father of her unborn baby.