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one good turn deserves another in Culture

One good turn deserves another

A kindness is properly met with another kindness.

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The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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one good turn deserves another

A favor should be returned in kind, as in I'll give you a ride next time—one good turn deserves another. This maxim was first recorded about 1400, and the converse, One bad turn deserves another, about 1500.

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