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.
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.