an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth) Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth)

saying said to show that you ​believe if someone does something ​wrong, that ​person should be ​punished by having the same thing done to them
(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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