Definition of a Roland for an Oliver in English:

a Roland for an Oliver

phrase

archaic
  • An effective or adequate retort or response.

    ‘he had given Mrs Carr a Roland for her Oliver’
    revenge, vengeance, reprisal, retribution, requital, recrimination, an eye for an eye, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, getting even, redress, repayment, payback
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