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Paying back with your own coin? #1 (permalink) Mon Dec 01, 2008 16:50 pm   Paying back with your own coin?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #705 "English Slang Idioms (447)", question 2

"What do you mean you're cancelling our tennis match this weekend?" George exclaimed. Fred shot back, "Well, you cancelled on me twice last month. I'm just paying you back with your own .........."

(a) excuse
(b) token
(c) coin
(d) racket

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #705 "English Slang Idioms (447)", answer 2

"What do you mean you're cancelling our tennis match this weekend?" George exclaimed. Fred shot back, "Well, you cancelled on me twice last month. I'm just paying you back with your own coin."

Correct answer: (c) coin
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Paying back with your own coin? #2 (permalink) Tue Dec 02, 2008 20:00 pm   Paying back with your own coin?
 

Hi,

This is an expression suggesting that you do back to someone what they did to you. This is usual some kind of revenge.

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