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take an eye for an eye
To exact revenge, especially in the same way that one was originally hurt. An adaptation of the Biblical phrase, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." If that jerk punched you on the playground, you should definitely punch him back—take an eye for an eye!
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ISRAELIS will be familiar with taking an eye for an eye
and a tooth for a tooth.
The family also announced its full cooperation with the authorities, and invoked the clan custom of taking an eye for an eye
If we carry on taking an eye for an eye
, we are going to leave the whole world blind.