“We’re even”: idiom meaning.
- We’re even
- If someone does something bad or good to you and so you want to do “the same” to this person, you say you’re even. If someone does you a favour, you want to do a favour for him/her,too, as a way to say “thank you”; you want to be even with this person. The same when someone does a bad thing to you, you want this person to feel bad as well, so you do something bad to him/her too, as a form of revenge.
Other examples of “We’re even” idiom in a sentence
- You helped me last month and I helped you this morning. Now, we’re even.
- I hurt his feelings like he hurt mine the other day. Now, we’re even.
- You broke my mobile phone so I scratched your car. Now, we’re even.
“We’re even”: use in context explanation
The man accidentally spills wine on his wife’s dress. She is very angry and in revenge, she gets a beer and spills it on her husband’s shirt. Now, they’re even.