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    tit-for-tat?

    Hello Everyone,

    What does tit-for-tat mean in the following sentence! I guess from context it mean tight or tense ? Am I right? And can give my interpretation of the following sentence as: The tight retaliations ended abruptly as the state department announced that it would retaliate accordingly when the Soviets had placed restrictions on the number of visas given for temporary personnel?

    The tit-for-tat retaliations ended abruptly as the State Department announced that it would match some minor restrictionsby the Soviets on the number of visas given for temporary personnel.

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    Re: tit-for-tat?

    tit-for-tat= an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

    The word "tight" is not equivalent to "tit-for-tat".

    I think this word can be found in most Engish dictionaries.

    dictionary.cambridge.org

    http://www.google.cn/search?hl=zh-CN...&meta=&aq=f&oq=

    (Not a teacher.)
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 10-Nov-2008 at 04:40.

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