A misunderstanding occurs and Hall takes revenge on Stan & Ollie. The back-and-forth antics start with silly attacks such as mashed potatoes in the face, eggs cracked on the head, and a curling iron pressed on the nose, and escalate in intensity until both the hardware shop and grocery store are on the verge of being demolished.The plot is simple: every attack by one party triggers a retaliatory attack by the other. But sadly, this destructive type of tit-for-tat interaction characterizes many real-life relationships.

The phrase refers to an exchange of insults or attacks involving retribution or retaliation.

The British say law of retaliation was widespread throughout the Near East.

It was only later on that we tried to match the lyrics to the tune.”John elaborated further about this ‘dream girl’ by saying: “I always had this dream of this particular woman coming into my life.

I knew it wouldn’t be someone buying Beatles’ records.

We return insult for insult, slander for slander, hurt for hurt.

The phrase, tit-for-tat dates back to the 16th century.

Tit is an old Middle English word meaning tug or jerk.

Tat comes from the Middle English “tatele” meaning to prattle or tattle.

It appears, though, that the lyrics were written first and put to music afterwards.