give as good as you get

gives as good as (one) gets

Retaliates or strikes back in an equal fashion. Don't shove Johnny unless you want a bloody nose—that kid gives as good as he gets.
See also: get, give, good
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give as good as you get

COMMON If you give as good as you get, you argue, fight, or compete as strongly and as fiercely as your opponent. Arsenal are a tough side, but we can give as good as we get and we don't fear anyone. He's finally found himself a woman who stands up to him and gives as good as she gets.
See also: get, give, good
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give as good as you get

respond with equal force or vehemence when attacked.
See also: get, give, good
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give as good as you ˈget

defend yourself very well when you fight or argue with somebody: Don’t worry about her. She can give as good as she gets.
See also: get, give, good
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