by the same token
phrasal for the same reason

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • by the same token — If someone applies the same rule to different situations, they judge them by the same token: If things go well, he s full of praise, but, by the same token, when things go wrong he gets furious …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • by the same token — index consequently Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • by the same token — phrasal 1. : for the same reason because his mind is flexible it responds quickly … to what is before it, and by the same token it can call up from within a host of appropriate ideas J.M.Barzun 2. : furthermore, also * * * by the same token In… …   Useful english dictionary

  • by the same token —    If someone applies the same rule to different situations, they judge them by the same token: If things go well, he s full of praise, but, by the same token, when things go wrong he gets furious.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • by the same token — because of this same situation or condition. University athletes are happy to be in the news, but by the same token, they must not be distracted from their studies. When he liked a woman, he loved her, and, by the same token, when he disliked a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • by the same token — judging by the same rule, to be fair to both sides    By the same token, he should help with the housework …   English idioms

  • by the same token — adverb For a similar reason; in a similar manner; similarly; likewise; along the same lines. The petroleum and gas of eastern Ohio, and by the same token, of western Pennsylvania and New York are unquestionably derived from the great shale… …   Wiktionary

  • by the same token — in a similar way You have to show respect for your colleagues, and by the same token they have to respect you …   English dictionary

  • by the same token — ► by the same (or that or this) token in the same way or for the same reason. Main Entry: ↑token …   English terms dictionary

  • by the same token — for the same reason; as a logical extension of the same argument …   Idioms and examples

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