get a taste of (one's) own medicine(redirected from gotten a taste of their own medicine)
get a taste 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 is a bully, but now the whole department has turned against him, so he's getting a taste of his own medicine. This team likes to play rough, so I think it's time they got a taste of their own medicine!
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