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Getting even   /gˈɛtɪŋ ˈivɪn/   Listen
Getting even

noun
1.
A reciprocal group action.  Synonyms: paying back, return.






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"Getting even" Quotes from Famous Books



... declared Jack. "He went off mad when you turned him down, and I heard him muttering to himself about 'getting even.' I'm sure he's the chap to blame ...
— Dick Hamilton's Airship - or, A Young Millionaire in the Clouds • Howard R. Garis

... Cloud? Don't you see that this is his doing? That he is getting even with you for his ...
— The Half-Back • Ralph Henry Barbour

... pleasanter for me by giving a generous interpretation to the rule of silence in so far as it applied to himself. He told me that, as I had come after the hour of the second meal, the frre cuisinier was not in the kitchen, but at salve; consequently there was no possibility of getting even an omelet made for me. After looking, however, into all the corners of the kitchen, my providential man had discovered some cold macaroni, which he presented to me in a small tin plate. I do not know how ...
— Two Summers in Guyenne • Edward Harrison Barker

... that himself," said Mrs. Easterfield, "but he asserts that he spends a great deal of his time getting even with people." ...
— The Captain's Toll-Gate • Frank R. Stockton

... play readily enough because they would have known that it would make them money, but a ballad from his pen nobody seemed to want. The highest price offered in America for "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" was one hundred dollars. Oscar found difficulty in getting even L20 for the English rights from the friend who published it; yet it has sold since by hundreds of thousands and ...
— Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2) - His Life and Confessions • Frank Harris



Words linked to "Getting even" :   group action, retaliation, tit for tat, payment, requital, reciprocation, revenge



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