diamond cut diamond

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diamond cut diamond

A situation in which two equally sly or devious people spar or interact. Primarily heard in UK. It's always diamond cut diamond when those two schemers get together.
See also: cut, diamond

diamond cut diamond

a situation in which a sharp-witted or cunning person meets their match. British
1863 Charles Reade Hard Cash He felt…sure his employer would outwit him if he could; and resolved it should be diamond cut diamond.
See also: cut, diamond
References in classic literature ?
Darnay had once put in practice to "catch" him, and on the diamond-cut-diamond arts in himself, madam, which had rendered him "not to be caught.