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the biter bitten (or bit)

Definition of the biter bitten or bit in English:

Used to indicate that someone is being treated in the same way that they have treated others, typically badly: now the cruel biter was being cruelly bitten
More example sentences
  • It's the old tale of the biter bit: Jarrett finds he doesn't hold all the cards, and Raja exacts revenge for being made to look like Liberace.
  • So the irony is delightful, a case of the biter bit, sort of, except that it is the NSW taxpayers that will have been bitten in the end if this judgement is upheld in any appeal.
  • Just twelve months later, he almost repeated the trick, taking Luton back to the final, though this time it was a case of the biter bit as, after leading 1 -, they finally succumbed 3-1 to Cloughie's Nottingham Forest.
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