come back to haunt one

come back to haunt one

 and return to haunt one
Fig. [for a bad memory] to recur; for the consequences of a bad decision to affect one negatively later. I never dreamed that a little thing like a traffic ticket could come back to haunt me years later.
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What are the various types of financial outcomes you have seen in different situations like this in the past - with respect to previously executed contracts and things that have come back to haunt one side later on?