Synonyms of 'an eye for an eye'
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His philosophy was an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
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If you do something to a person in reprisal, you hurt or punish them because they have done something violent or unpleasant to you.
fear of reprisal or ostracism
They believe the attack was in retaliation for his death.
Retribution is punishment for a crime, especially punishment which is carried out by someone other than the official authorities.
He decided to get his retribution in first.
Thesaurus for an eye for an eye from the Collins English Thesaurus
You say ' an eye for an eye ' or ' an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth ' to refer to the idea that people should be punished according to the way in which they offended , for example if they hurt someone, they should be hurt equally badly in re...