pay the consequences

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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A gang of about 10 masked men recorded themselves demanding to speak to the management before threatening door staff, saying: "You will pay the consequences of your actions.
The court was told of Facebook messages sent by Rezaie to his daughter, Layla, one reading; "Your mum is my wife, that man slept with my wife and he has to pay the consequences.
If we want to look after our young people, the better way is to make them understand that if you overdose on drink or drugs on a night out you will have to pay the consequences.
But he shouldn't have done it and he'll have to pay the consequences whatever they are.
Those who live outside the law should pay the consequences both through being punished and bearing more of the costs they impose on society.
Redknapp, Colo's father, and the San Lorenzo president have all stepped over the line and they ought to pay the consequences.
Gradually, she learns, as we all must, that in the end we are individuals whose choices are our own to bear, and sometimes we must pay the consequences for the choices we make.
MANAGERS have to stick by their decisions - and either reap the rewards or pay the consequences.
He made a serious error of judgement unfortunately and today he must pay the consequences.
0 STEVE Cuggy insists Blyth Spartans will continue to go on the attack rather than form a defence and pay the consequences if necessary, writes STEVE BROWN.
The issue is with a way of life, a culture, an approach to consumer choice--and a belief in our 'right' to consume or sell and let others pay the consequences.
It is only when people get home that the reality sinks in, and they have to pay the consequences.
All right, so it may have been considered rebellious and the "in thing" to drink at 16 or so - and pay the consequences.
If things go well and the global economy picks up then the Bank of England will almost inevitably increase interest rates and we will all pay the consequences in higher mortgage payments whereas if things go badly and the global economy stagnates then there will be no impetus for higher rates and we can all carry on paying our low mortgage payments.
It's been devastating for us all - I hope the culprits realise what damage they've caused and pay the consequences.