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two wrongs do not make a right

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  • two wrongs don't make a right — two wrongs don’t make a right phrase used for saying that you should not react to someone’s wrong behaviour by doing something wrong yourself Thesaurus: revengesynonym Main entry: two * * * proverb the fact that someone has done something unjust… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right — is a bluesy styled ballad written by Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson and recorded by Motown star Mary Wells as the b side to Wells popular single, Laughing Boy .ong informationThis song has the narrator pleading to her lover not to repeat the… …   Wikipedia

  • two wrongs don’t make a right — Similar to two blacks don’t make a white. 1783 B. RUSH Letter 2 Aug. (1951) I. 308 Three wrongs will not make one right. 1814 J. KERR Several Trials of David Barclay 249 Two wrongs don’t make one right. 1905 S. WEYMAN Starvecrow Farm xxiv. He… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • two wrongs don't make a right — used for saying that you should not react to someone s wrong behaviour by doing something wrong yourself …   English dictionary

  • two blacks don’t make a white — Similar to two wrongs don’t make a right. 1721 J. KELLY Scottish Proverbs 321 Two Blacks make no White. An Answer to them who, being blam’d, say others have done as ill or worse. 1822 SCOTT Letter 14 Mar (1934) VII. 96 To try whether I cannot… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Two wrongs make a right — is a logical fallacy that occurs when it is assumed that if one wrong is committed, another wrong will cancel it out. Like many fallacies, it typically appears as the hidden major premise in an enthymeme mdash;an unstated assumption which must be …   Wikipedia

  • two — [ tu ] number *** the number 2 put two and two together to guess what is happening or what something means based on what you have seen or heard that makes two of us INFORMAL used for telling someone that you are in the same situation they are: I… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • right — 1 /raIt/ adjective 1 TRUE/CORRECT based on true facts; correct: Is that the right time? | Yes. $6.47 is the right answer. | New research has proved their theories right. | be right about: You were right about the party it was awful. | half right… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Not invented here — (NIH) is a term used to describe persistent social, corporate, or institutional culture that avoids using or buying already existing products, research, standards, or knowledge because of their external origins. It is normally used in a… …   Wikipedia

  • right — right1 [ raıt ] adverb *** ▸ 1 exactly ▸ 2 immediately ▸ 3 correctly/accurately ▸ 4 toward the right ▸ 5 all the way ▸ 6 completely ▸ 7 as would be normal ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) exactly: Their office is right in the middle of town. The keys were right… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • right — I UK [raɪt] / US adverb *** 1) exactly Their office is right in the middle of town. The keys were right here a minute ago. Am I late? No, you re right on time. right behind/in front of: Don t worry – I m right behind you. 2) immediately I knew… …   English dictionary


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