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    In diamond cut diamond, is cut a verb?

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    Default Re: Diamond cut diamond

    Quote Originally Posted by coolfool View Post
    In diamond cut diamond, is cut a verb?

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    What is the context for your phrase?

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    1. Hardly can I say it was a game of diamond cut diamond, but...

    2. Upon the principle of 'diamond cut diamond' the stones are roughly fashioned by the bruter into whatever symmetrical form he has designed them to be when finished.


    3. Diamond cut Diamond, bite the Biter.


    4. He felt... sure his employer would outwit him if he could; and resolved it should be diamond cut diamond.


    5. In the game of diamond-cut-diamond, it is not always just to single out a single victim for condemnation.

    6. Diamond cut Diamond (1876) 338 There is always an especial run on the government pawn-broking establishment.

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    Default Re: Diamond cut diamond

    Quote Originally Posted by coolfool View Post
    1. Hardly can I say it was a game of diamond cut diamond, but...

    2. Upon the principle of 'diamond cut diamond' the stones are roughly fashioned by the bruter into whatever symmetrical form he has designed them to be when finished.


    3. Diamond cut Diamond, bite the Biter.


    4. He felt... sure his employer would outwit him if he could; and resolved it should be diamond cut diamond.


    5. In the game of diamond-cut-diamond, it is not always just to single out a single victim for condemnation.

    6. Diamond cut Diamond (1876) 338 There is always an especial run on the government pawn-broking establishment.
    None of those make any sense to me at all, but the Wikipedia entry for "diamond cut diamond" might help: Diamond Cut Diamond - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I imagine it's the card game which is being referred to in numbers 1 and 4.
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    Default Re: Diamond cut diamond

    Quote Originally Posted by coolfool View Post
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    when I was in school, there was a exercise in my language paper(my mother tongue) where we needed to translate some English proverbs to equivalent Tamil proverbs(my mother tongue). In those exercises, the often given proverb to translate was "Diamond cut Diamond" and the equivalent Tamil proverb for that almost means" Evil should be destroyed by evil". I am told by teachers then that Diamonds(stone) are cut only by diamonds. So far, I thought that it is a common proverb in English but now I wonder whether it really exists beyond my place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
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    When I was at school, there was a exercise in my language paper (my mother tongue) where we needed to translate the English proverbs to their equivalent Tamil proverbs (Tamil is my mother tongue). In those exercises, the often given proverb often given to translate is "Diamond cut Diamond" and the equivalent Tamil proverb for that almost means "Evil should be destroyed by evil". I am told by teachers then that Diamonds (stones) are cut only by diamonds. So farUntil now, I thought that it is a common proverb in English but now I wonder whether it really exists beyond my place outside my country.
    I have certainly never heard it.
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