get own back

get own back
get (your) own back to do something unpleasant to someone because they have done something unpleasant to you.

Fiona had deliberately stopped me getting that job and I was determined to get my own back.

She got her own back on her unfaithful husband by throwing a pot of red paint over his brand new car.

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  • get your own back — british informal phrase to do something bad to someone because they did something bad to you He was bitter, determined to get his own back. Thesaurus: to treat someone in the same bad way they treat yousynonym Main entry: own * * * get your own …   Useful english dictionary

  • get your own back — get (your) own back to do something unpleasant to someone because they have done something unpleasant to you. Fiona had deliberately stopped me getting that job and I was determined to get my own back. She got her own back on her unfaithful… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get your own back (on somebody) — get your ˈown back (on sb) idiom (informal) to do sth to sb in return for harm they have done to you; to get ↑revenge • I ll get my own back on him one day, I swear! Main entry: ↑ownidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • get one's own back — ► get one s own back informal have one s revenge. Main Entry: ↑get …   English terms dictionary

  • get one's own back — (informal) HAVE/GET/TAKE ONE S REVENGE (ON), be revenged (on), hit back, get (back at), get even (with), settle accounts (with), repay, pay someone back, give someone their just deserts …   Useful english dictionary

  • Get Your Own Back — Infobox Television show name = Get Your Own Back caption = format = Children s Game Show picture format = 4:3 (1991 2000) 16:9 (2001 2003) runtime = 30 minutes creator = Brian Marshall starring = Dave Benson Phillips (All Series) Lisa Brockwell… …   Wikipedia

  • get your own back — British informal to do something bad to someone because they did something bad to you He was bitter, determined to get his own back …   English dictionary

  • own back —  See get one s own back …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • get one's own back — informal have one s revenge. → get …   English new terms dictionary

  • get one's own back — verb To avenge oneself …   Wiktionary

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