Turnabout is fair play

Turnabout is fair play.

Prov. It is fair for one to suffer whatever one has caused others to suffer. So, you don't like being made fun of! Well, turnabout is fair play.
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Turnabout is fair play.

  (American)
something that you say which means you will do something that someone else has done because this is fair You cook dinner tonight, I cooked last night. Turnabout is fair play.
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turnabout is fair play

Taking alternate or successive turns at doing something is just and equitable. For example, Come on, I want to sit in the front seat now-turnabout is fair play. This justification for taking turns was first recorded in 1755.
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