suffer the consequences

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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 ?
Vesey was born, and that the good lady suffered the consequences of a vegetable preoccupation in the mind of the Mother of us all.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Attaullah Khan Mengal said they had suffered the consequences of their past mistakes and those dying in Balochistan were also human beings.
From an early age they've never suffered the consequences of their misbehaviour.
NATIONAL Two side Stourbridge took a reserve team to Redruth and suffered the consequences of a 10-try drubbing to depart the trophy at their entry stage.
The theories fall into two categories: the attack was a brilliant piece of offensive planning complemented by a fair share of luck and unprepared American forces; or the current thinking which says that although caught off guard, the Americans had ample warnings right up until the first Japanese bomb hit its target just before 0800 but ignored the signals and suffered the consequences.
These boomers suffered the consequences in severe health problems such as addiction.
The result: too many teachers neglected to reach the curriculum or did not teach effectively, and too many children suffered the consequences.
The event came days after the dismissal of England's football coach Glen Hoddle, following remarks to a Times journalist which implied that disabled people suffered the consequences of their previous incarnations.
Nixon's justification for firing Cox was inadequate, however, and the president appropriately suffered the consequences.