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Meaning of “give as good as you get” in the English Dictionary

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give as good as you get

to be ​strong and ​confident enough to ​treatpeople in the same way that they ​treat you, ​especially in an ​argument or a ​fight: There's a lot of ​teasing and ​fighting among the ​crew, and you have to be ​able to give as good as you get.
(Definition of give as good as you get from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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