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]
References in classic literature ?
That's an awful tit-for-tat." Here the vivacious doctor made a pathetic grimace.
"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.
The Pagcor stopped accepting applications to open Philippine offshore gaming operations (Pogos) in the wake of a verbal tit-for-tat between Philippine defense officials and Chinese authorities.
The classic screen some Pakistanis are seeking to hide behind right at this moment of extreme tensions can be named the tit-for-tat formula.
Summary: London [UK], July 21 (ANI): The United Kingdom on Saturday said that Iran considers the seizing of British tankers in the Strait of the Hormuz as "tit-for-tat situation" after the detention of Iranian tanker Grace 1 in Gilbrator.
The Chinese Embassy in Manila later on clarified that it would not be enforcing a "tit-for-tat" policy on deporting illegal workers, as earlier stated by Panelo.
'The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines did not say that Beijing would adopt a 'tit-for-tat' approach should the [country] deport Chinese nationals found working illegally [there],' the embassy statement read.
In May last year, in a tit-for-tat move, Pakistan had imposed reciprocal travel restrictions on American diplomats in the country as similar restrictions on the movement of Pakistani diplomats were imposed in the US.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has clarified that his earlier statement that China would adopt a tit-for-tat policy if illegal Chinese workers are deported from the Philippines is just part of an academic discussion.
He did not elaborate.World powers have urged restraint as tensions escalate following tit-for-tat air strikes this week after a suicide car bombing that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Feb.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Moscow will provide a tit-for-tat response in case of placement of US missiles banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) in Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said
THE TIT-FOR-TAT STRATEGY AND ITS WEAKNESSES 1080 A.