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don't get mad, get even

Channel your anger into revenge. When I heard that a co-worker had stolen my idea and presented it as his own, all I could think was, "Don't get mad, get even."
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get even

To exact revenge. This prank may seem elaborate, but I need to get even with my brother for dumping a bucket of water on me the other day. Sheila swore that she would get even with me after she figured out that I had started the rumor about her.
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get even

COMMON If you get even with someone who has hurt or insulted you, you get your revenge on them. He is so furious about their treatment of him that he's determined to get even. He'd leapt at this chance to get even with the guy who had taken his money.
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