the biter gets bit

the biter gets bit

A person who has committed wrongs is now experiencing the same kind of torment, adversity, etc. She has bullied me for years, and now she's getting a taste of her own medicine. Looks like the biter is getting bit. Ah ha, the biter gets bit! A prankster deserves to be the target of his own tricks once in a while.
See also: bit, biter, get
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the biter gets bit

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
You say the biter gets bit to mean that someone suffers as a result of their own actions, especially when they were intending to hurt someone else. Sympathy seldom abounds when the biter gets bit. Note: `Biter' is an old word meaning a swindler (= person who cheats people out of money).
See also: bit, biter, get
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