bite (someone) in the arse

bite (someone) in the arse

colloquial To punish or take revenge on someone for his or her misjudgment or misdeed(s). Typically the punishment or revenge is not exacted by a person, but as a general consequence for the misbehavior itself. Primarily heard in UK. Your poor treatment of your employees might come back to bite you in the arse some day. I got too greedy with my gambling, and now it has bitten me in the arse.
See also: arse, bite