give\ one\ some\ of\ his\ own\ medicine

• give one some of his/her own medicine
v. phr.
To treat someone the way he or she treats others (used in the negative).

The gangster beat up an innocent old man, so when he resisted arrest, a policeman gave him a little of his own medicine.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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