One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Take action in retaliation for a wrongdoing or insult.
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- ‘But if her husband David gives her a hard time at work, then the mother-of-two gets her own back when they get home.’
- ‘My one regret is that he retired from the game before I had a chance to get my own back.’
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