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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That left his assistant, Kenny McDowall, to use Coisty's absence as his cue to express the belief that the manager hasn't received his just desserts for holding Rangers together during every trial and tribulation over the past 18 months.
This man received his just desserts with a jail sentence of five years and four months.
After the case, a Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "He has received his just desserts.
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