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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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Not only do they have to pay the consequences, but our team pays the consequences.
00pm) Finn gets Kyle kicked out of the pantomime cast, and pays the consequences of Denzil''s latest prank, while Francesca and Jonah rush to get married.
My last great character lead was in `A Simple Plan,' which was another morally conflicted man who does some wrong stuff and pays the consequences.
In publicly-funded schemes, there is a significant risk that the capital costs will increase and the public sector pays the consequences.