that'll teach (one) ((not) to do something)

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that'll teach (one) ((not) to do something)

That should serve as a lesson not to do something! Said when one receives some fitting punishment or negative outcome as a result of their actions. (The meaning is the same regardless or whether "not" is used.) My men are going round to rough the accountant up. That'll teach him to go talking to the police. A: "She's been sentenced to 10 years in prison for her involvement in the scam." B: "Good. That'll teach her." A: "Ouch! You hit me in the head!" B: "That'll teach you not to talk back to me!"
See also: teach

that'll teach someone

Inf. What happened to someone is a suitable punishment! (The someone is usually a pronoun.) Bill: Tom, who has cheated on his taxes for years, finally got caught. Sue: That'll teach him. Bill: Gee, I got a ticket for speeding. Fred: That'll teach you!
See also: teach

That’ll teach someone

sent. That is what someone deserves. That’ll teach you to pull out in front of me.
See also: someone, teach
References in classic literature ?
"That'll teach you that back talk don't go with me," the trader shouted, purple with rage, peering down at him over the broken railing.
My dad was p***ing himself laughing and his words were: "That'll teach you a lesson." It bloody did!
A MAN whose child laughed at him when he tripped up threw the youngster against a fence and said: "That'll teach you to laugh at me you little s***."
THAT'LL TEACH YOU St Margaret's kids take in delight in splatting Gillian Pictures: Paul Chappells
"That'll teach you to swing off the chandelier," guffawed another.
When young Quint ran crying to his father about the sour deal, his dad shook his head and said, "That'll teach you to get it in writing next time."
That'll teach you to come around here looking for trouble!
Stephen Morris THAT'LL teach you to forget the sat nav.
But he just leaned down and said: 'That'll teach you, son' - before walking off laughing!
Hw cn I tell hr this wthout feelng Ive let hr down?Well, that'll teach you to get drunk!
The farmer's words were: "That'll teach you Brummies to trespass on my land."
THAT'LL TEACH YOU: Robert Mearns, Stuart Wright, our Kev, Brian Osborne and Alan Smeeton at Balmore
That'll teach you, Colin, for going back on cigarettes.
Translation: That'll teach you not to read through before you start, now you are looking at scary pics of the inside of a gearbox.