curses, like chickens, come home to roost

curses, like chickens, come home to roost

proverb
1. Bad things might happen to you if you wish for bad things to happen to others. I know you're angry, but I'd be careful before you lash out at her—you know that curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
2. One's previous misdeeds will eventually have consequences or cause problems for them. You may not be bothered keeping up with the coursework now, but you'll regret it when the final exam comes around. Curses, like chickens, come home to roost. Of course Al doesn't trust you after what you did! Curses, like chickens, come home to roost, my friend.
See also: come, home, like, roost
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