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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Incidentally, the Bangladesh bowler too had to pay the consequences for the fight with his wife coming in public.
government server with impunity, but don't mess around with Hollywood unless you want to pay the consequences.
People who abuse others need to pay the consequences.
Global action must be taken to prevent climate change from getting worse, or we will pay the consequences -- in our communities, our food supply, global health, and national security.
Japan should pay the consequences," the spokesman added.
It's getting better and better every year and if you are not good enough, you pay the consequences.
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.