one good turn deserves another
- Cf. early 14th-cent. Fr. lune bonté requiert lautre, one good deed deserves another.
c 1400 in Bulletin of John Rylands Library (1930) XIV. 92 O [one] good turne asket another.
1620 J. HALL Contemplations V. XIV. 28 One good turne requires another... Justly should they haue been set at the vpper end of the table.
1638 T. RANDOLPH Amyntas V. vi. One good turne deserves another.
1929 S. T. WARNER True Heart II. 151 You’ve given me the best laugh I’ve had for months, and one good turn deserves another.
1979 T. SHARPE Wilt Alternative xiv. Noblesse oblige? You know, one good turn deserves another and whatnot.
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