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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAT

And they think you are resolved to break theirs: so tit for tat, Miss.

To his uncomplicated nature the affair was still one of tit for tat.

The affair now had simmered down to plain temper and tit for tat.

Well, considering Harrison's qualifications, it might still not be tit for tat.

At any rate, he turned to Cæsar, and said slowly, 'Tit for tat.

It would be only tit for tat to break open the safe and get the papers back.

After all, I did call you a liar, so we are quits, Biarne—tit for tat.

And yet hearing the name, he had automatically called it "Tat's."

And yet the one is as good as the other: pass for pass, tit for tat, a Roland for an Oliver.

Oich, oich, fat's tat—wha's tat—and what will she pe wantin'?

WORD ORIGIN

1882, "to do tatting," back-formation from tatting.

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