reap the harvest of

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 (or fruits) of

suffer the results or consequences of.
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Since this is the government's proclaimed aACAyBudget of the People', the onus will be on the administration to ensure that the masses are beneficiaries and that it's not the country's elite who will reap the harvest of government patronage.
There is something very beautiful in the KAB EarthBox Container Garden projects that link the KAB communities to their neighbors, while all reap the harvest of their mutual efforts.
We are willing to help in land development so that farmers in Bangsamoro who were former freedom fighters can reap the harvest of peace.
There are plenty of people who do dream about races, though, dream a winner, go to the track, put the money down and reap the harvest of their nocturnal narrative.
The autumn equinox encourages us to reap the harvest of all our hard work, to enjoy the fruits of our labour and to take some time to mark the passing from summer into autumn.
No jockey begrudges AP or Ruby a penny of their money because they reap the harvest of their brilliance.