What does the phrase: ‘it takes one to know one’ mean?

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It means the one to know one takes it too far...

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  • Vivian
    Lv 5
    4 months ago
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    The phrase ‘it takes one to know one’ means: "The person who expressed criticism has similar faults to the person being criticized. This classic retort to an insult dates from the early 1900s."

  • RP
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    One interpretation is the label you've assigned to another (such as dumb) fits you perfectly.

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