Rochester, allow me to disown my first answer: I intended no pointed repartee: it was only a blunder.
I like you more than I can say; but I’ll not sink into a bathos of sentiment: and with this needle of repartee I’ll keep you from the edge of the gulf too; and, moreover, maintain by its pungent aid that distance between you and myself most conducive to our real mutual advantage."
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He smiled then laughed heartily, as if he’d just realized anew the humor in his repartee.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
"Don’t be a pain" and "Takes one to know one" are standard repartee among girls, but I go much farther than that.