DELIGHTED to see America's Dream (sic) Team get their comeuppance
in the Olympic basketball tournament.
, when it finally arrives, drives home a different truth about the nature of authority: Power over people ultimately relies on their own compliance.
For example, a pompous and insensitive young office worker is humanized when she gets her surprise comeuppance
The reader is pleased when he receives the ultimate comeuppance
Both have received their comeuppance
as big business has fled, leaving the centre to a teeming mass of informal trading.
Titanic made up in special effects what it lacked in star power; Anatomy of a Blockbuster lures readers with the promise of a stern critical thumping for the box-office favorite, like those high-school movies in which the rich, arrogant kid gets a well-deserved comeuppance
came one morning years ago when I had been going through a period of spiritual dryness.
This tale about a devilish jackal that gets his comeuppance
is retold charmingly by master storyteller Aardema and illustrated with brightly colored pictures from cover to cover.
The Friar relates the comeuppance
of a corrupt summoner--an ecclesiastical court officer--in a story based on a medieval French fabliau.
This week we catch up with Emmerdale's Dominic Power about being soap's latest serial killer and whether his character, Cameron, will ever get his comeuppance
And as for the Bard of Glynneath and his words - "We sympathised with an Englishman whose team was doomed to fail, so we gave him that last bottle that once held bitter ale" - we had a comeuppance
after that for mocking the English just as the English have had comeuppances
for mocking us.
Most of the humour derives from pricking the balloon of self-indulgent behaviour that most people spend their late teens to early 30s bouncing around in and when Danbury invariably gets his comeuppance
it's hard not to laugh - and wince at the same time.
MORE neighbourhood nuisances got their comeuppance