receive (one's) just deserts

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receive (one's) just deserts

To receive that which one deserves, especially a punishment or unfavorable outcome. (Note: The phrase is often misspelled as "just desserts," due to the pronunciation of "deserts" and "desserts" being the same in this context.) The CEO cheated his clients out of nearly $4 million, but he received his just deserts when he was stripped of everything he owned and sent to prison.
See also: desert, just, receive
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Giles ran 15 metres to land a punch and received his just deserts with flanker Morgan Allen was sin-binned, along with Newport's flanker Sam Waldron and wing Mike Poole.
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