dose of one's own medicine

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dose of one's own medicine

Also, taste of one's own medicine. Repayment or retaliation, as in It's time we gave them a dose of their own medicine and simply forget to call them back , or Joe was upset at being left out, but they were just giving him a taste of his own medicine . [Late 1800s]
See also: dose, medicine, of
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I'm going to give that brother of mine a taste of his own medicine.
What I am complaining about is your squealing now that you're getting a taste of your own medicine.
The Editor of this newspaper got a touch of his own medicine and has sworn never to officiate at a football match again.
Terry, who is living in a care home, said: "Barrymore has some front trying to sue the police, so I've decided to give him a taste of his own medicine.
Terry, who now lives in a care home, said: "Barrymore has some front trying to sue the police, so I've decided to give him a taste of his own medicine by taking legal action.
ENTERTAINMENT Simon Callow (below) reads a story about the producer of a primetime TV talent show, who gets a taste of his own medicine when he's crushed to death by a contestant.
Elsewhere, Stella gets a taste of her own medicine when she plucks up the courage to ask Kal out and gets a knock back.
Having won with virtually the last kick in Rome, the Scots were floored by a dose of their own medicine.
Charismatic tycoon Tony Stark gets a taste of his own medicine when one of the warheads his company makes detonates after a sales pitch.
Join in a craft activity and make your own medicine book or rat to take home.
YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER YOUR OWN MEDICINE, RICKY
Following emphatic wins over Nuneaton and Eastwood to kick off 2012, the Knitters tasted some of their own medicine.
Naturally Mickey and company are keen to give this ne'er do well a taste of his own medicine.
The press conference intends to shine a light on DC's non-functioning medical marijuana program and feature patients who are demanding that the District's medical cannabis patients be granted legal protections to grow their own medicine.
With no offence, I would like to mention that Bahrainis are getting a taste of their own medicine.