get your own back
have your revenge
retaliate - British informal
RELATED IDIOMS :
as soon as all get out
to a great or extreme extent - North American informal
1990 - M. Scott Peck - A Bed by the Window – She could be as huffy as all get out.
be out to get someone
be determined to punish or harm someone
do not get mad get even
used to advise in favour of revenge rather than fruitless rage – informal
This expression was a saying popularized by the US president John F. Kennedy who called it that wonderful law of the Boston Irish political jungle.
1998 - New Scientist - The Welcome Trust doesn't get mad, it gets even.
get it together
get yourself or a situation organized or under control - informal
get up and go
energy, enthusiasm and initiative – informal
A mid 19th-century US colloquialism was get up and get.
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