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English definition of “an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth)”

an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth)

saying
said to show that you believe if someone does something wrong, they should be punished by having the same thing done to themJustice and fairnessRevenge and vengefulness
(Definition of an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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