game that two can play

game that two can play

Fig. a manner of competing that two competitors can use; a strategy that competing sides can both use. (Said when about to use the same ploy that an opponent has used.) The mayor shouted at the city council, "Politics is a game that two can play." "Flattery is a game that two can play," said John as he returned Mary's compliment.
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