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come home (to roost)

 
1. Lit. [for a fowl or other bird] to return to its home, as for a night's rest. The chickens come home to roost in the evening.
2. Fig. [for a problem] to return to cause trouble [for someone]. (See also come home to someone.) As I feared, all my problems came home to roost.
See also: come, home

come home (to somebody)

to become completely clear to someone The reality of his loss finally came home to him.
Usage notes: usually said about something that is difficult or unpleasant
Related vocabulary: hit home
See also: come, home