getting even

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Noun1.getting even - a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"
group action - action taken by a group of people
requital, payment - an act of requiting; returning in kind
retaliation, revenge - action taken in return for an injury or offense
reciprocation - the act of making or doing something in return
tit for tat - an equivalent given in return
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Well, of course I ain't going to tell old Dobbins on this little fool, because there's other ways of getting even on her, that ain't so mean; but what of it?
I imagine the producers had trouble getting even the canned-laughter machine to chortle at that one.
And it will be getting even more responsibility in the future: We're going to be developing software here for location based services and multimedia applications that will then be employed in GSM and 3G/UMTS networks throughout the world.
But department officials should fasten their seat belts because getting even a scaled-back plan off the ground is going to be a bumpy ride.
In discussing his new role with ISOC, he reminds us that we are still in the early days of Internet deployment and uptake, with much to be done before getting even 50% of humanity to benefit from the Net.
Sweater sets are a big seller again this year, animal prints are getting even hotter and velvet, cashmere and suede are moving from the racks, she said.
The Odds of Getting Even tells of Mo and her best friend Dale, who have founded a detective agency and find themselves in a courtroom testifying against Dale's kidnapper father Macon.
Beesley says the focus now turns to getting even better next term.
After more than two years away, the trio this week released free download Getting Even, which harks back to the big tunes on debut album To Lose My Life.
The BHF would like to smash last year's record of 1,000 Santas by getting even more people to take part - and in doing so to have fun, get fit and save lives.
Summary: Rod Stewart's enormous clan is getting even bigger.
HIGH-strength lager Stella Artois is getting even more potent.