bite (someone) in the ass(redirected from bit them in the ass)
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bite (someone) in the ass
To punish or take revenge on someone for their misjudgment or misdeed(s). Typically the punishment or revenge is not exacted by a person, but as a general consequence for the misbehavior itself. Not used in polite conversation. Your poor treatment of your employees might come back to bite you in the ass some day. I got too greedy with my gambling, and now it has bitten me in the ass.
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