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Definition of tit for tat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tit for tat

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌtɪt fər ˈtæt//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a situation in which you do something bad to someone because they have done the same to you the routine tit for tat when countries expel each other's envoys tit-for-tat assassinations by rival gangs
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