Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
Iíll get even with himĒ muttered Bonamy, for he loved that contemptible little yap-cur.
get/be even with somebody = to punish someone who did something to you
Thank you for your efforts.
***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***
In my opinion it could be punishing, but let's say someone did something good to you.
So I think it depends on what the other person did.
He did something good -> you do the same -> you're even.
He did something bad -> you do the same -> you're even.
But who knows, maybe it's a specific expression that only means one thing...
Let's see what the others will say.