get what's coming (to one)(redirected from get what is coming to them)
get what's coming (to one)
To receive what one deserves. Don't worry about those stool pigeons, we'll make sure they get what's coming. After all her hard work, I really hope Mary finally gets what's coming to her.
get what's coming to one
Receive what one deserves or is due, especially something unpleasant, such as a punishment or rebuke. For example, When they suspended Steve for cheating, he was only getting what was coming to him.