Hair of the dog
Hair of the dog : Phrases
Using something from A as an antidote to solve B's problems caused by A.
Hair of the dog is part of a longer expression the hair of the dog that bit you. This goes back to the old belief that the hair of a dog that bites someone could be used as an antidote against the bad effects of the bite. By extension, another drink or two after a drinking binge would be the cure for a hangover.
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