one good turn deserves another

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one good turn deserves another

A favor or good deed should be repaid in kind. You were a lifesaver for us when we needed a babysitter last week, so I'm happy to help now—one good turn deserves another, after all.
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One good turn deserves another.

Prov. If someone does you a favor, you should do a favor for that person in return. Jill: Thanks for the ride. Jane: It's the least I can do after you helped me wash the car last week. One good turn deserves another. Child: I don't want to help Grandma go shopping. Father: But she helped you with your homework yesterday. And one good turn deserves another.
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one good turn deserves another

A favor should be returned in kind, as in I'll give you a ride next time-one good turn deserves another. This maxim was first recorded about 1400, and the converse, One bad turn deserves another, about 1500.
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one good turn deserves another

if someone does you a favour, you should take the chance to repay it.
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ˌone good ˌturn deserves aˈnother

(saying) if somebody helps you with something, you should help them in return
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one good turn deserves another

I owe you for the favor you did me previously. This adage, usually said by a person returning a favor, dates as far back as ca. 1400, appearing in a Latin manuscript of that period, and by the mid-sixteenth century it was part of John Heywood’s proverb collection.
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"What consoles me," said the cardinal after reading the letter, "is that, at least, in this chase, D'Artagnan has done me one good turn -- he has destroyed Broussel.
"One good turn deserves another," he said, "don't it?"
"One good turn deserves another, George," said the old gentleman.
'One good turn deserves another,' said Mr Snevellicci.
'We are solidly behind him because one good turn deserves another and we promise him that he has our cooperation and support.
GEMINI One good turn deserves another and you could find favours you've done are returned in abundance.
At Allendale, one good turn frequently leads to another.
But in prison, one good turn deserves another and problems stack up.
"By then, your incisor will have taken a good turn." "As your lawyer," I told him, "I can say without fear of prosecution that one good turn deserves another."
This way, no one will ever accuse him (Raila) of 'double standards' and being 'just another ordinary politician' who cannot be trusted to repay one good turn. And the ODM leader and his supporters would never, ever, be justified to cite Kibaki betrayal if they extend the same unsavoury treatment to Kalonzo!
If one good turn deserves another, India will relax their strict rules on dual nationals based abroad and Batth's philanthropy will be rewarded, though not in time for Tuesday's game with Myanmar in Goa.
That's the long-term effect of good people's actions, with one good turn 'deserving' and engendering many more.
As the saying goes, one good turn deserves another.
One good turn deserves another and so Mancini may be tempted to start with a similar squad against Medical Park Antalyaspor on Wednesday.
Maharashtra, June 26 -- It is said that 'one good turn, deserves another'.
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