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What does fight fire with fire mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

fight fire with fire

If you fight fire with fire, you use the same methods and tactics that your opponent is using against you.

Shakespeare referred to the same meaning in King John, 1595:

Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire;
Threaten the threatener and outface the brow
Of bragging horror


After the competitive offers from rival firms, our company has decided to fight fire with fire and reduce prices.

This idiom is in the war category

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