pay him back

pay him back
do what he did to you, get revenge
  

Sally paid Harry back by going on a date with Jim.


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  • pay someone back — repay a loan to someone a regular amount was deducted from my wages to pay her back ■ figurative take revenge on someone a terrorist group had decided to pay him back for short changing them ■ reward someone for something done earlier I took Aunt …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay somebody back for something — ˌpay sb ˈback (for sth) derived to punish sb for making you or sb else suffer • I ll pay him back for making me look like a fool in front of everyone. related noun ↑payback Main entry: ↑payderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay someone back — pay (someone/something) back to return money that you have borrowed. I ll pay you back as soon as I get my next paycheck. I ll pay the money back on Friday. It will take years for him to pay back his student loans …   New idioms dictionary

  • pay something back — pay (someone/something) back to return money that you have borrowed. I ll pay you back as soon as I get my next paycheck. I ll pay the money back on Friday. It will take years for him to pay back his student loans …   New idioms dictionary

  • pay one back in his own coin — {v. phr.} To retaliate. * /Jim refused to help Bob when he needed it most, so Bob decided to pay him back in his own coin and told him to go and look for help elsewhere./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay one back in his own coin — {v. phr.} To retaliate. * /Jim refused to help Bob when he needed it most, so Bob decided to pay him back in his own coin and told him to go and look for help elsewhere./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay\ one\ back\ in\ his\ own\ coin — v. phr. To retaliate. Jim refused to help Bob when he needed it most, so Bob decided to pay him back in his own coin and told him to go and look for help elsewhere …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pay back — verb 1. act or give recompense in recognition of someone s behavior or actions • Syn: ↑reward, ↑repay • Derivationally related forms: ↑reward (for: ↑reward) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • back — 1 adverb 1 RETURN in or into the place or position where someone or something was before: Freddie was supposed to be back at the hotel by six. | Put that book back where you found it! | We d better go back, she said regretfully. 2 AS BEFORE in or …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay back — 1) she has sworn to pay him back for his philandering Syn: get one s revenge on, be revenged on, avenge oneself on, get back at, get even with, settle accounts with, exact retribution on 2) they eventually paid back the money Syn: repay, pay off …   Thesaurus of popular words

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