give as good as get


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give as good as you get

to treat people the same way they treat you When you are working with a lot of strong-willed people, you have to be able to give as good as you get.
Usage notes: often used to describe an argument or a fight: Pat had a black eye and a couple of bruises, but he gave as good as he got, or better.
See also: get, give, good

give as good as you get

  (informal)
to be strong and confident enough to treat people in the same way that they treat you, especially in an argument or a fight When you are a woman working with a lot of men, you have to be able to give as good as you get.
See also: get, give, good