suffer the consequences

suffer the consequences

To experience negative repercussions for one's actions or words, especially those that one would expect to incur punishment. I told you not to try to sneak in, and now that you've been caught, you're just going to have to suffer the consequences. If we do nothing to curb this pollution, I guarantee we will suffer the consequences in the future.
See also: consequence, suffer
References in classic literature ?
"I told her what time supper was, and now she will have to suffer the consequences. She may as well begin at once to learn to be punctual.
I was put between the two difficulties of mentioning Penelope's fanciful notion as if it was mine, or of leaving an unfortunate creature to suffer the consequences, the very serious consequences, of exciting the suspicion of Sergeant Cuff.
The fact is, they had to carry themselves 'PRETTY STRAIGHT,' or suffer the consequences. Their worshippers were such a precious set of fickle-minded and irreverent heathens, that there was no telling when they might topple one of them over, break it to pieces, and making a fire with it on the very altar itself, fall to roasting the offerings of bread-fruit, and at them in spite of its teeth.
It is the rest of us who will suffer the consequences. And the North East exports more to the EU than any other region, so we will be the hardest hit.
For Schengen I am not sure because there are one or two states that are selfish, purely selfish these countries keep the interest of their peoples, so we and Romania suffer the consequences, and they will not be right if they do not let us go, "said Borisov.
Not all of the blame can be attributed to Theresa May, yet she is likely to suffer the consequences at the next general election.
"I've made some really bad choices in the past and, as a result, I've had to suffer the consequences of my actions," said Micquel.
We did not produce this crisis and we do not want to suffer the consequences," added Dodik.
Letting the culprits suffer the consequences of their actions will make people know that we take corruption offences seriously and that we have respect for ourselves as a taxpaying nation.But since the corrupt do not suffer the consequences of crossing the laid-out boundaries, no one takes these crimes seriously.
Why should Muslim women suffer the consequences with no alimony at all throughout their life?
If I do not make healthy choices, I suffer the consequences of poor work-life balance, nutrition, and exercise habits.
But still history keeps repeating itself and it seems that there will be no future for Pakistan if the prime ministers keep on indulging in corruption and later have to suffer the consequences.
This situation should never have come about but unfortunately it did and it is young people, especially those facing exams, who are going to suffer the consequences.
The ethnic relations will be first to suffer the consequences. In a country where power is beyond government there is lack of authentic opposition which is replaced with opportunist groups.
But, equally clearly, the public is to suffer the consequences of its mismanagement.