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fight fire with fire

to use the same ​methods as someone ​else in ​order to ​defeat them
(Definition of fight fire with fire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fight fire with fire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 以其人之道还治其人之身,以牙还牙…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以其人之道還治其人之身,以牙還牙…
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