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клин клином вышибают

погов like cures like, (they/some) fight fire with fire

AmericanEnglish (Ru-En)

клин клином вышибают

посл they fight fire with fire

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Клин клином вышибают, – спокойно ответил кардинал.
To fight fire with fire.
Роллинс, Джеймс / Кости волхвовRollins, James / Map of Bones
Map of Bones
Rollins, James
© 2005 by Jim Czajkowski
Кости волхвов
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 2005 by Jim Czajkowski
© А. Новиков, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2009
Однажды он решил вышибить клин клином – вызвать у себя отвращение к половому.
One day he decided to fight fire with fire and induce in himself an aversion to sexual activity.
Акунин, Борис / Статский советникAkunin, Boris / The State Counsellor
The State Counsellor
Akunin, Boris
Статский советник
Акунин, Борис
© B. Akunin, автор, 1999
© И. Захаров, издатель, 1999

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клин клином вышибают1/2
like cures like; (they/some) fight fire with fire

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    fight fire with fire

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