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.
State bureaucrats could be happy that fewer California schools were officially failing, while the students suffered the consequences.
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.
We grieve for the poor innocent victims in New Orleans who put their lives in Tenet's sullied hands and suffered the consequences, just as we grieved for the victims at Redding and those at Tenet's Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center who suffered from infections following open heart surgeries.
The great irony here is that these attacks are levied by groups whose fathers and mothers suffered the consequences of Nazi Germany.
Latinos do not have a bank account and these are the people that have disproportionately suffered the consequences of the predatory practices of companies like Western Union," said Jacob Monty, General Counsel of the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans.
Today, I was not focused at all, and I suffered the consequences,'' Gadzuric said.