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    we are even now

    Teachers, there's a saying or sentence that people say when he "pays back" someone. For example:

    A beats B, after that, B beats A and says: We are even now.

    Is that the common saying people use in this case? If so, are there different sentences (sayings) with the same meaning?

    COuld you please give synonyms to "to pay back"? I mean, a verb or noun that is used by someone who was beated or hited by someone else and now he wants revenge. Is there a saying for that?

    Thank you very much

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    Re: we are even now

    The "score is even" is used when counting game win/losses.

    To "even the score" is used to describe personal interactions.

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    Re: we are even now

    Ok, thank you, but how'd be sentences with those words?

    a) Hey, I win the game, score is even now
    b) I beat my brother, I even the score. (even as a verb??)

    Are these sentences right? If so, are there any colloquial words (collocations) with the same meaning?

    Thank you very much

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