英語の日常的表現 – ‘To get even’

To get even

意味:

To do something equally bad to someone who has done bad to you

誰かが自分にとって具合の悪いことを言ったり、何かが起きて、自分が酷く傷つくこと。

“get even” の元の意味は、誰かに悪事を働くと、自分にとっても同じように悪い事が起きること。

ex.

Mike wants to get even with Peter for taking over his project while he was on a vacation.

India wants to get even with Australia after losing two consecutive matches, to retain the number position in test cricket.

Peter parked his car in Tom’s parking slot and refused to remove it, Tom got even with peter by fixing a banana in the exhaust pipe of his car.

Little John got even with his elder sister, by writing on her face with a permanent marker, while she was sleeping.

Father told Jack, “Don’t come home crying, always get even and finish your silly fights at school.

After the store had refused a replacement for a faulty computer, Mrs. Smith complained to the consumer court, to get even.

Peter is waiting for the right opportunity to get even with Sam for insulting him at the party.

Being harassed by the tele-marketing calls, William got even by placing a fake order for one of their products.

The best way to get even with someone who hurts you, is to forget and forgive.

William got even with one of his colleague Lisa, by pouring used oil underneath her car each night. As a result she had to spend huge money to check the oil leak at the garage, time again. Finally Lisa got tired and sold her car, and bought a new one, just to her surprise even the new car had a oil leak in few days.


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