Meaning of “an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth)” in the English Dictionary

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"an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth)" in British English

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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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