a taste of (one's) own medicine

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a taste of (one's) own medicine

An experience of the same harmful or unpleasant thing that one has inflicted on others; an attack in the same manner in which one attacks others. Doug is a bully—of course he won't like it when his victims fight back and give him a taste of his own medicine. This team likes to play rough, so let's go out there and give them a taste of their own medicine!
See also: medicine, of, own, taste

*a taste of one's own medicine

 and *a dose of one's own medicine
Fig. a sample of the unpleasantness that one has been giving other people. (Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Now you see how it feels to have someone call you names! You are getting a taste of your own medicine! John, who is often rude and abrupt with people, was devastated when the teacher treated him rudely. He doesn't like having a dose of his own medicine.
See also: medicine, of, own, taste
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Let's hope she receives a taste of her own medicine.
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"She's a stern-faced woman and I was all set to give her a taste of her own medicine."
With her own grandmother being Welsh, she was upset by Anne's racist outburst and gave her a taste of her own medicine. It will be shown on April 8.
It's one which might have occurred to Princess Anne this week, when a five-year-old girl gave the royal a taste of her own medicine.
PRINCESS Anne got a taste of her own medicine yesterday when she was called "horrible" by a little girl meant to hand her flowers.
And the friend added: "There's a lot of people around who would like to see her get a taste of her own medicine."