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reap a/the harvest of (something)

To experience the consequences of some previous action or past event. You have three papers due on Monday? It sounds like you're reaping the harvest of your procrastination. Our students are unprepared for the workforce, and we are reaping a harvest of lowered standards.
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reap the harvest

1. If someone reaps the harvest of past actions, they benefit as a result of those actions. Note: To reap a crop such as corn means to cut and gather it. He's a player at the top of his game, reaping the harvest of his own hard work. In subsequent years he would reap the harvest of his excellent training..
2. If someone reaps the harvest, they suffer now because of mistakes that they made in the past. Note: To reap a crop such as corn means to cut and gather it. We are now as a nation reaping the harvest of the lack of attention to basics in language and numbers.
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reap the harvest (or fruits) of

suffer the results or consequences of.
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reap a/the ˈharvest

(British English) benefit or suffer as a direct result of something that you have done: His attacking policies have reaped a particularly good harvest overseas, where he is well known as a shrewd businessman.
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Each Harvest affiliate will moving forward in opening dispensaries in Scranton, Reading, Harrisburg and Johnstown.
In a press release, the company stated that, "Each Harvest affiliate strongly believes that state regulatory frameworks are essential to the success of the industry and are committed to operating within the bounds of the many cannabis policies across states."
"We receive positive feedback from employees about harvest work and approximately 40 per cent return for multiple harvests while some also have the opportunity to stay on with the business once harvest is complete.
In consideration for the shares, Harvest One issued 3,521,600 common shares, representing approximately 1.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of Harvest One.
The second harvest is currently about 30 per cent complete, he said.
Holland also helped launch Kids Caf and Harvest Hope's backpack program, which target child hunger, and oversaw the opening of a new food pantry in Greenville.
Murphy joined Harvest in 2016 and serves on the boards of GPM Investments, Roland Foods and OTG Management.
We call the full moon closest to the fall equinox (which happened on September 22nd this year) the Harvest Moon.
The heterogeneity in maturity of the plant is also a factor in delaying harvest and thus increasing the loss [8].
Thus, an optimum pre- harvest management is required for superior quality in citrus fruits (Din et al., 2012).
In addition, a system capable of achieving a harvest speed of one fruit per second should be economically competitive with current harvest methods.
Harvest exists to change lives by leading people to totally love God, love people, and love life as one church in global locations and Harvest is excited to announce the launch of Harvest Christian Centers first Dallas campus.
Both Sweden and Norway have promoted the harvest of calves prior to accompanying cows as a way to reduce orphaning (Sweanor and Sandegren 1989, Olaussen and Skonhoft 2011).
Sunny, dry weather for much of the year contributed to a bountiful grape harvest in the southern Willamette Valley and throughout Oregon, winery owners said.