One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that someone is being treated in the same way that they have treated others, typically badly.‘now the cruel biter was being cruelly bitten’
- ‘Just twelve months later, he almost repeated the trick, taking Luton back to the final, though this time it was a case of the biter bit as, after leading 1 -, they finally succumbed 3-1 to Cloughie's Nottingham Forest.’
- ‘Arsenal, by the way, look like a case now of the biter bit.’
- ‘I do enjoy reading Guido's blog, it's fun, but this case of the biter bit was just too tempting to ignore.’
- ‘It's the old tale of the biter bit: Jarrett finds he doesn't hold all the cards, and Raja exacts revenge for being made to look like Liberace.’
- ‘So the irony is delightful, a case of the biter bit, sort of, except that it is the NSW taxpayers that will have been bitten in the end if this judgement is upheld in any appeal.’
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