taste of (one's) own poison(redirected from a taste of somebody's own poison)
taste of (one's) own poison
An experience of the same harmful or unpleasant thing or tactic that one has inflicted on others; an attack in the same manner in which one attacks others. Doug is a bully—of course he won't like it when his victims fight back and give him a taste of his own poison. This team likes to play rough, so let's go out there and give them a taste of their own poison!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.