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
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If an insured makes informed choices and suffers the consequences, they don't really have a good case against their agent."
The broker often takes the responsibility for the package presentation and suffers the consequences and disappointments when the package fails to close the deal.