a dose of (one's) own medicine

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a dose of (one's) own medicine

An experience of the same harmful or unpleasant thing that one has inflicted on others; an attack in the same manner in which one attacks others. John has gossiped about everyone in our group, so we gave him a dose of his own medicine by spreading rumors about him. The coup gave the dictatorship a dose of its own medicine, subjecting the dictator and his entourage to torture and confinement in deplorable conditions.
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In what appears to be a rapist getting a dose of his own medicine, Inquisitr reported on Saturday that Daryell Dickson Meneses Xavier, a Brazilin jujitsu instruction, allegedly raped his eight-month-old stepson, Michael Star, who was confined on Sept 27 at the Anchieta Hospital but died two days after.
A CHARITY fundraiser is taking a dose of his own medicine to help raise funds for two causes.
NEIL LENNON has been no stranger to dishing out criticism this week but the Celtic boss got a dose of his own medicine from Hotline punters yesterday.
And he was to suffer a dose of his own medicine as Wallaby No.
After winning six of this season's first seven races, Button was given a dose of his own medicine in front of a 120,000 sell-out Silverstone crowd.
After dominating the first seven races of the season in which he won six, Button was given a dose of his own medicine in front of a 120,000 sell-out Silverstone crowd.
ROY Keane has been handed a dose of his own medicine via a stinging rebuke from Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney.
The thing I really like about Scudamore is that he gives everything a ride, but he was given a dose of his own medicine in the 2m novice chase as his mount, Vivid Imagination, failed to peg back all-the-way winner Dev, another horse to be given a no-nonsense ride, this time from Tony McCoy.
Besides giving John a dose of his own medicine, the girls' idea of vengeance includes as much public embarrassment as possible.
The characters in his novels--women, blacks and other presumed victims--decide to give Yerby a dose of his own medicine, steeping him in the situations he created for them.
He must take a dose of his own medicine and admit he messed up.
RANGERS boss Dick Advocaat has decided to give Martin O'Neill a dose of his own medicine by singing the praises of his Old Firm rivals.
And the 32-year-old insisted he would accept it if Ralf gave him a dose of his own medicine at the start.
Among those friends is his housemate, Cole, a part-time actor and full-time heartbreaker (played by Cain) who gets a dose of his own medicine when he has a fling with a closeted action star, played by Baywatch Hawaii's Michael Bergin.
He suffered a dose of his own medicine for in July 1451, Warwickshire knight Sir Thomas Mallory, author of Le Morte de Arthur, broke out of gaol.