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tit for tatnoun [U]

uk   us   disapproving
tit-for-tat
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /tɪt.fərˈtæt/
Recent ​months have ​seen a ​pattern of tit-for-tat ​killings between the two ​sides.
(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 ​rejectedreturning tit for tat.
(Definition of tit for tat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tit for tat”
in Chinese (Simplified) 以牙还牙,针锋相对…
in Turkish misilleme…
in Russian зуб за зуб…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以牙還牙,針鋒相對…
in Polish oko za oko…
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