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pay the consequences

To face, accept, or suffer repercussions for one's actions or words, especially that which would be expected to incur punishment. (A less common version of "suffer the consequences.") After three nights of heavy drinking, I'm really going to be paying the consequences come Monday morning! With the judge handing down the maximum possible sentence, this monster will be paying the consequences for his crimes for the rest of his life.
See also: consequence, pay
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Unfortunately, the only person who paid the consequences of this incident is Christopher Sienneck," says attorney Williams.
Mum's back looks like she blatantly crossed the road without looking both ways - and paid the consequences.
In the first half we weren't prepared to work hard and we paid the consequences.
If I remember correctly, this decision was taken in 2001 and we have paid the consequences these past few months.
I was even ready to play when I wasn't fit and may have paid the consequences with a six-to-seven week lay-off back in Scotland.
David is an intimidating prop and a hard man and he's paid the consequences," said Dragons boss Trent Robinson.
With Cobo Bay the only recognised front-runner in this line-up, whether Caprio will get a searching tempo may depend on the strength of the fractions set by Cobo Bay on the front end, and as two days ago at Kempton Cobo Bay paid the consequences for going off too fast - beaten 20 lengths behind Fantasy Gladiator - it is possible that his jockey, Robert Winston, will be looking to make less use of him in the early stages.
In an interview with Inside Edition, an American television programme, James had said she paid the consequences for not practicing safe-sex with Woods while Deborah Siwik said her step-daughter is not to be believed.
Although they initially gained financial rewards, as history showed they got caught and they paid the consequences.
But we didnt react in a positive way and we paid the consequences.
Consequently, throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Catholic Sisters stood apart, and paid the consequences in Protestant areas of Europe with insults, catcalls or even had stones thrown at them.
Smith said: "We under-performed in the first half and gifted them too much time, space and possession when they had the wind and we paid the consequences.
We just did not get to grips with the game in the first half, never got going and paid the consequences," he said.
Theodore, aka Armpit, is a young man who made a serious mistake (arrested for assault) and paid the consequences (served time in a correctional facility).