two wrongs don't make a right


two wrongs don't make a right
two wrongs don’t make a right phrase
used for saying that you should not react to someone’s wrong behaviour by doing something wrong yourself
Thesaurus: revengesynonym
Main entry: two

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proverb the fact that someone has done something unjust or dishonest is no justification for acting in a similar way

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two wrongs don't make a right — see wrong, 3
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Main Entry:right
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two wrongs don't make a right
— used to say that if someone hurts you, you should not hurt that person in return
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Main Entry:wrong

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two ˌwrongs don't make a ˈright idiom
(saying) used to say that if sb does sth bad to you, the situation will not be improved by doing sth bad to them
Main entry:wrongidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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