suffer the consequences

suffer the consequences

To experience negative repercussions for one's actions or words, especially those that one would expect to incur punishment. I told you not to try to sneak in, and now that you've been caught, you're just going to have to suffer the consequences. If we do nothing to curb this pollution, I guarantee we will suffer the consequences in the future.
See also: consequence, suffer

suffer the consequences

to experience the effects of something you have said or done The witness decided to tell the truth and suffer the consequences.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form take the consequences: Sometimes we have to take the consequences for our beliefs.
See also: consequence, suffer
References in classic literature ?
I told her what time supper was, and now she will have to suffer the consequences.
I was put between the two difficulties of mentioning Penelope's fanciful notion as if it was mine, or of leaving an unfortunate creature to suffer the consequences, the very serious consequences, of exciting the suspicion of Sergeant Cuff.
The fact is, they had to carry themselves 'PRETTY STRAIGHT,' or suffer the consequences.
All of this shows that we don't need reforms in education and health because both doctors and patients suffer the consequences, comments the author.
The 27-year-old Wigan ace feels Roy Hodgson's men must retain possession of the ball against Italy to preserve their energy - or suffer the consequences.
Washington, Mar 18 ( ANI ): The United States has warned Iran that they would suffer the consequences if they make "a gross misjudgment" of American will on preventing a nuclear-armed Tehran.
If you attack somebody, be prepared to suffer the consequences," Hammer says.
The Chelsea skipper, who has signed a new five-year contract, puts his body on the line every week for his club and plays through pain to an extent that he will suffer the consequences for many years to come.
BARRY FERGUSON is prepared to suffer the consequences of his actions after being stripped of the captaincy and suspended from Rangers for two weeks.
The Martin family was left to suffer the consequences of his reckless actions after O'Donnell ploughed into their car on Newcastle's Central Motorway.
Meanwhile, nice, young people like DeAngelo will suffer the consequences.
In this case, from my viewpoint, they made an informed choice and must suffer the consequences.
For years, the Tredegar pub in Cardiff was a haven for crime - and those living near it had to suffer the consequences.
Thus, responsibility really means deterrability: the capacity to understand that if we harm others, we'll suffer the consequences.
Brazaitis also has a practical word about people who keep venomous reptiles (especially snakes) as pets and suffer the consequences.