Definition of give someone a dose (or taste) of their own medicine in US English:

give someone a dose (or taste) of their own medicine

phrase

  • Give someone the same bad treatment that they have given to others.

    ‘tired of his humiliation of me, I decided to give him a taste of his own medicine’
    • ‘That's something you say when someone has done something to you, and you give them a taste of their own medicine.’
    • ‘He would dearly love to get those two particular individuals in a dark alley and give them a taste of their own medicine.’
    • ‘I suggest we out this person and give them a taste of their own medicine.’
    • ‘I was just trying to give them a taste of their own medicine.’
    • ‘After all that's happened to you, don't you want to give them a taste of their own medicine?’
    • ‘Sometimes I wondered how our arrangement worked: they were allowed to tease me to no end but the moment I opened my mouth to give them a taste of their own medicine they'd pretend to be hurt.’
    • ‘She liked to give them a taste of their own medicine.’
    • ‘But if Livingston had been caught on the hop, they gave Airdrie a taste of their own medicine a whole 60 seconds later.’
    • ‘Weathering the storm, Windermere then picked up the pace and gave Workington a taste of their own medicine.’
    • ‘Let's give them a taste of their own medicine then perhaps they may have a less arrogant attitude towards Britain.’
    get even, get even with, get back at, get, let someone see how it feels, get one's revenge, have one's revenge, take one's revenge, get one's revenge on, have one's revenge on, take one's revenge on, be revenged, be revenged on, revenge oneself, revenge oneself on, hit back, hit back at
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