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.
See also: back, get, own
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Now, Simon has got his own back on his "frenemy", sending his own plane to fly over the Encore hotel in Las Vegas, where Chez was celebrating her 29th birthday this weekend, with the message: "Cheryl - Congratulations you're 30 next year