to kill sb with kindness
/kˈɪl ˌɛsbˈiː wɪð kˈaɪndnəs/
to make someone feel extreme discomfort by helping them, being really generous, or by treating them too kindly, particularly someone who did one wrong
to be after one's blood
/biː ˈæftɚ wˈʌnz blˈʌd/
to be extremely angry with a person and be trying to find them and possibly hurt them
to fight fire with fire
/fˈaɪt fˈaɪɚ wɪð fˈaɪɚ/
to use methods or tactics similar to those of one's opponent in a fight or argument
to pay sb back in one's own coin / crown
/pˈeɪ ˌɛsbˈiː bˈæk ɪn wˈʌnz ˈoʊn kˈɔɪn ɔːɹ kɹˈaʊn/
to retaliate by treating others in the same negative manner they treated one
an eye for an eye
/ɐn ˈaɪ fɚɹən ˈaɪ/
a concept in which if someone harms one, one should harm them back in the same way
ax to grind
/ˈæks tə ɡɹˈaɪnd/
a hidden personal motive or agenda that someone holds
to bay for blood
/bˈeɪ fɔːɹ blˈʌd/
to angrily ask for a person or group to be punished or hurt
to beat sb at one's own game
/bˈiːt ˌɛsbˈiː æt wˈʌnz ˈoʊn ɡˈeɪm/
to outperform someone using the same methods and tactics that they use
to get one's own back
/ɡɛt wˈʌnz ˈoʊn bˈæk ˌɑːn ˌɛsbˈiː/
to seek to harm or punish someone who has wronged or harmed one
to give as good as sb get
/ɡˈɪv æz ɡˈʊd æz ˌɛsbˈiː ɡˈɛt/
to have enough strength and confidence to match others' ferocity and intensity during an argument or a fight
out for blood
/ˈaʊt fɔːɹ blˈʌd/
trying to punish, harm, or kill someone
a taste / dose of one's own medicine
/ɐ tˈeɪst dˈoʊs ʌv wˈʌnz ˈoʊn mˈɛdəsən/
a harsh or unpleasant way of treating someone that is almost identical to the manner in which they treated one
to teach sb a lesson
/tˈiːtʃ ˌɛsbˈiː ɐ lˈɛsən/
to hurt or punish someone in a way that ensures one they will never repeat their past behavior
two can / could play that / this / the game
/tˈuː kæn ɔːɹ kʊd plˈeɪ ðæt ɔːɹ ðɪs ɔːɹ ðə ɡˈeɪm/
used to show one's confidence in dealing with another person's behavior and using it to their disadvantage
tit for tat
/tˈɪt fɔːɹ tˈæt/
the action of taking revenge on someone for something unpleasant they did to one in order to get even or feel better
to wipe the / that smile / grin / smirk off one's face
/wˈaɪp ðə ðæt smˈaɪl ɡɹˈɪn smˈɜːk ˈɔf wˈʌnz fˈeɪs/
to destroy someone's happiness or self-assurance through a remark, action, or event
the joke is on sb
/ðə dʒˈoʊk ɪz ˌɑːn ˌɛsbˈiː/
used when a person attempts to embarrass or humiliate someone but gets embarrassed or humiliated instead
to call it quits
/kˈɔːl ɪt kwˈɪts/
to decide to stop a particular activity or relationship
to put sb in one's place
/pˌʊt ˌɛsbˈiː ɪn wˈʌnz plˈeɪs/
to make someone feel less important or influential by showing that their claims are not true
to even the score
/ˈiːvən ðə skˈoːɹ/
to make things fair by addressing a previous unfairness or imbalance
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