a Roland for an Oliver


a Roland for an Oliver
good fight for the one received

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • a Roland for an Oliver — 1. Tit for tat 2. As good as one got • • • Main Entry: ↑Roland …   Useful english dictionary

  • a Roland for an Oliver — archaic an effective retort or response. → Roland …   English new terms dictionary

  • Roland — This article is about the legendary figure. For other uses, see Roland (disambiguation). The Roland of legend blowing his horn Oliphaunt to summon the emperor to his aid Roland (Frankish: Hruodland) (died 15 August 778) was a Frankish military… …   Wikipedia

  • Roland — /roh leuhnd/, n. 1. Italian, Orlando. the greatest of the paladins in the Charlemagne cycle of the chansons de geste, renowned for his prowess and the manner of his death in the battle of Roncesvalles (A.D. 778), also for his five days combat… …   Universalium

  • OLIVER —    a favourite paladin of Charlemagne s, who, along with Roland, rode by his side, and whose name, along with Roland s, has passed into the phrase, a Roland for an Oliver, meaning one good masterstroke for another, such as both these knights… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Roland — I. /ˈroʊlənd/ (say rohluhnd) noun 1. Charlemagne s greatest legendary paladin, famous for his prowess and death in the battle of Roncesvalles (AD 778), and also for his five days combat with Oliver, another paladin, in which neither gained the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Roland — [ rəʊlənd] noun (in phr. a Roland for an Oliver) archaic an effective retort or response. Origin Roland was the most famous of Charlemagne s paladins; according to medieval romances he became the friend of another paladin, Oliver, after engaging… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Roland — n. Phrases and idioms: a Roland for an Oliver 1 an effective retort. 2 a well balanced combat or exchange. Etymology: name of the legendary nephew of Charlemagne celebrated with his comrade Oliver in the Chanson de Roland …   Useful english dictionary

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