Tit for Tat


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By T. V. Antony Raj

Source: cartoonstock.com
Source: cartoonstock.com

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“Tit for tat” is an English saying dating to 1556, from “tip for tap”, i.e., retaliation in kind, an action given in return.

Here is an example. If you knock your sister in the head and she knocks you back, that’s tit for tat.

Tit for tat is like “blow for a blow.”

If you offer someone a chocolate  and she gives you one back, that’s not tit for tat, that’s  just offering a sweet.

On the other hand, “tit for tat” is meaner. It is something like when you hit someone and the other person retaliated with something equally bad.

This phrase is like saying “Let the punishment fit the crime!

That’s what you see in the  following video.

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Oh, what a punishment! 🙂

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