get (one's) just deserts

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get (one's) just deserts

To receive that which one deserves, especially a punishment or unfavorable outcome. (Often misspelled as "just desserts," due to the pronunciation of "deserts" being the same as "desserts" in this context.) The CEO cheated his clients out of nearly $4 million, but he got his just deserts when he was stripped of everything he owned and sent to prison for life.
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get one's just deserts

 and get one's just reward(s); get one's
[specified by context] to get what one deserves. I feel better now that Jane got her just deserts. She really insulted me. The criminal who was sent to prison got his just rewards. You'll get yours!
See also: desert, get, just
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get (or receive) your just deserts

receive what you deserve, especially appropriate punishment.
See also: desert, get, just
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get your (just) deˈserts

get what you deserve, especially when it is something bad: The family of the victim said that the killer had got his just deserts when he was jailed for life.
Deserts is an old-fashioned word for the rewards or punishments that somebody deserves.
See also: desert, get
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