bite (one) in the arse

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bite (one) in the arse

rude slang To inflict punishment or misfortune on one for one's poor judgment or misdeed(s). Typically the punishment or misfortune is not exacted by a person, but as a general consequence for the misbehavior itself. Primarily heard in UK. Your poor treatment of your employees might come back to bite you in the arse some day. I got too greedy with my gambling, and now it has bitten me in the arse.
See also: arse, bite
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