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English definition of “don't get mad, get even”

don't get mad, get even

something that you say in order to tell someone not to be angry when someone has upset them, but to do something that will upset them as much: This is my advice to wives whose husbands have left them for a younger woman - don't get mad, get even!Revenge and vengefulness
(Definition of don't get mad, get even from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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