serve someone right

serve (one) right

To be or deliver the appropriate or deserved consequence(s) for one's improper actions. It serves John right that Dave threw him out of his party last night. He was acting like such a jerk! My girlfriend broke up with me after she found out I had been cheating on her. Serves me right, I suppose. You tripped while making fun of those kids? Serves you right!
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serve someone right

be someone's deserved punishment or misfortune.
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serve someone right

tv. to be just what someone deserves. It would serve you right if you lost your money.
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