an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth) Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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