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pay the consequences

To face, accept, or suffer repercussions for one's actions or words, especially that which would be expected to incur punishment. (A less common version of "suffer the consequences.") After three nights of heavy drinking, I'm really going to be paying the consequences come Monday morning! With the judge handing down the maximum possible sentence, this monster will be paying the consequences for his crimes for the rest of his life.
See also: consequence, pay
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Under Trump's direction, America's arrogance is doing lasting damage to our planet and we are all paying the consequences.
Every secret about everything he has done has finally come to light and he is paying the consequences.
And he is paying the consequences and he must assume [the reaction to those statements].
And today, we are still paying the consequences, because it allowed them to become legitimized by the government.
Everybody's not on the same planet nor of the same ambition to play, and when you don't have success either you end up paying the consequences.
Lots of people lost their money on it, the taxpayer was hammered by all of this and we've been paying the consequences ever since.
It highlighted how young people can end up paying the consequences of their bad decisions for years, including being forced to drop out of university, juggle multiple jobs and move back into the family home as a result.
I am pleased to see justice is done and that she is now paying the consequences for her selfish act.
Mel Gibson's ostracization in Hollywood was not a matter of being 'politically incorrect,' as Mr Oldman suggests, but of paying the consequences for outing himself as a bigot and a hater.
They will look at them spending beyond their means to buy success and now paying the consequences.
20pm It's business as usual on the wards of Holby this week, as the staff go about their daily tasks and ultimately wind up paying the consequences for the odd poorly judged decision.
It all started with the Shoreline Apartments, for which tenants have been paying the consequences of the non-payment of house owners.
The 1,200-word memo says that employees are right to feel anxious and angry, adding: "It's not your fault that the country faces such problems, and it's unfair that you are paying the consequences of other people's actions.
40pm It''s business as usual on the wards of Holby this week, as the staff go about their daily tasks and wind up paying the consequences for the poorly judged decision.
Meanwhile, Oregon should consider imposing a moratorium of its own to prevent its rivers from paying the consequences for California's ban.