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it takes one to know one


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  • Assertion that an insult that was made by the party to whom the phrase is directed is also true of that party.


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  • Cinderella, she seems so easy
    "It takes one to know one," she smiles
    And puts her hands in her back pockets
    Bette Davis style

    --Bob Dylan, "Desolation Row"

    February 7, 2010