To pay one in his own coin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To pay one in his own coin to return to one the same kind of injury or ill treatment as has been received from him.
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Usage

In literature:

He appears to have one set purpose in life, to pay his uncle, Lin Soo, back in his own coin, and have his revenge.
"The Sweep Winner" by Nat Gould
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