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    NewHope is offline Senior Member
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    Default An eye for an eye

    We understand the phrase 'an eye for an eye" at first sight, can we understand "blood for blood" immediately? It refers to "Debts of blood must be paid in blood."

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: An eye for an eye

    I think so- it is normally used to mean violent retribution.

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