get a dose of (one's) own medicine

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get a dose of (one's) own medicine

To have an experience of the same harmful or unpleasant thing that one has inflicted on others; to experience an attack in the same manner in which one attacks others. Doug has always been a bully, but now the new manager has him under her thumb, so he's finally getting a dose of his own medicine. This team likes to play dirty, so I think it's time they got a dose of their own medicine!
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