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fight fire with fire

to use the same methods as someone else in order to defeat them
Translations of “fight fire with fire”
in Chinese (Traditional) 以其人之道還治其人之身,以牙還牙…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以其人之道还治其人之身,以牙还牙…
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