get own back

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get your own back

to do something unpleasant to someone because they have done something unpleasant to you Fiona had deliberately stopped me getting that job and I was determined to get my own back. (often + on ) She got her own back on her unfaithful husband by throwing a pot of red paint over his brand new car.
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Now he's calling me names again and my mates say he's humiliating me and I need to get my own back.