have it coming

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have it coming

to deserve something We worked so hard to make the business succeed that I think we have it coming.
Usage notes: often said about someone who deserves something bad: The jury felt the guy had it coming, so they didn't convict her of attacking him.
See also: coming, have

have it coming

Deserve what one receives, as in You may not like being reprimanded, but you have to admit you had it coming, or When he won the Nobel Prize, everyone said he'd had it coming for a long time. [c. 1900]
See also: coming, have
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