To serve one the same sauce
Sauce Sauce, n. [F., fr. OF. sausse, LL. salsa, properly, salt pickle, fr. L. salsus salted, salt, p. p. of salire to salt, fr. sal salt. See {Salt}, and cf. {Saucer}, {Souse} pickle, {Souse} to plunge.] 1. A composition of condiments and appetizing ingredients eaten with food as a relish; especially, a dressing for meat or fish or for puddings; as, mint sauce; sweet sauce, etc. ``Poignant sauce.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

High sauces and rich spices fetched from the Indies. --Sir S. Baker. [1913 Webster]

2. Any garden vegetables eaten with meat. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] --Forby. Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

Roots, herbs, vine fruits, and salad flowers . . . they dish up various ways, and find them very delicious sauce to their meats, both roasted and boiled, fresh and salt. --Beverly. [1913 Webster]

3. Stewed or preserved fruit eaten with other food as a relish; as, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, etc. [U.S.] ``Stewed apple sauce.'' --Mrs. Lincoln (Cook Book). [1913 Webster]

4. Sauciness; impertinence. [Low.] --Haliwell. [1913 Webster]

{To serve one the same sauce}, to retaliate in the same kind. [Vulgar] [1913 Webster]


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