French <> English translation of Combattre le mal par le mal
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combattre le mal par le mal : to fight fire with fire, to retaliate using the same tactics as your adversary
combattre le bois par le bois : "to fight wood with wood"
This is not a real French expression, but Thierry suggests using bois (wood) to fight against the bois of a gueule de bois (hangover, or literally "wooden head").
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