Fight fire with fire
There's a saying that goes "fight fire with fire", though many, including myself, would disagree with this. In some situations it's best to back down, even when you know your right, in order to allow the other side to cool down and see sense. Then, if they are sufficiently honest and intelligent they will admit that they were wrong. Fighting fire with fire, on the other hand, can lead to igniting further fires and soon the situation can end up out of control.
Fight wax with wax
Some people similarly believe that you should "fight wax with wax", or to be more precise "fight ear wax with candle wax". Now, you're probably thinking this is a rather odd way to start a tinnitus blog post, but bear with me on this. You see, ear wax is a potential contributor to tinnitus. In fact, anything which causes either a temporary or permanent hearing loss can "ignite" tinnitus due to changes in the brain as the brain tries to compensate for the loss of hearing....