one good turn deserves another

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One good turn deserves another definition


A kindness is properly met with another kindness.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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one good turn deserves another

A favor should be returned in kind, as in I'll give you a ride next timeone good turn deserves another. This maxim was first recorded about 1400, and the converse, One bad turn deserves another, about 1500.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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