Meaning of “tit for tat” in the English Dictionary

"tit for tat" in British English

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tit for tatnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌtɪt fə ˈtæt/ us /ˌtɪt fɚ ˈtæt/ disapproving

(Definition of “tit for tat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tit for tatnoun [ U ]

us /ˈtɪt fər ˈtæt/

something, esp. something annoying or unpleasant, done to someone because that person has done the same thing to you:

She would not continue to fight, and rejected returning tit for tat.

(Definition of “tit for tat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)