the bitter fruits

the bitter fruits

The negative consequences of something. The economy is in shambles, and unemployment and underemployment are the bitter fruits.
See also: bitter, fruit
References in classic literature ?
- I have done very, very wrong, I know; but, as usual, I have reaped the bitter fruits of my own error, - and must reap them to the end.'
The old man was cruelly hurt by this tacit insult; he gathered in this one moment the bitter fruits of the training he had given to his daughter.
Then, bending over with a short laugh, he gave my ear the bitter fruit of it.
Will the nation reap the bitter fruits of such indulgences is a question that shall have an answer by the end of this year.
He said nobody would be allowed to politicise the Sindh Police yet again as 'we are reaping the bitter fruits of previous conspiracies that undermined law and order in Sindh'.
He said independence and professional of police is a very crucial issue and we would not allow anyone to politicize Sindh police yet again, as we are reaping the bitter fruits of previous conspiracies to harm law and order in Sindh including Karachi by politically interfering into professional matters of our police.
Workers holding lowly jobs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) have been reaping the bitter fruits of the tanim-bala (bullet-planting) scheme that victims suspect was an extortion scheme of unscrupulous airport personnel.
"During the dire years of the genocide of the Armenians, millions of our people were uprooted and massacred in a premeditated manner, passed through fire and sword, tasted the bitter fruits of torture and sorrow," Karekin II, the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church said at the ceremony.
"We'll not negotiate with the Kenyan govt as long as its forces are invading our country, so reap the bitter fruits of your harvest," al-Shabab said in a tweet.
" Every new generation of Kashmir harvests the bitter fruits of Abdullah's political blunders.
- the bitter fruits of a reckless "victor/vanquished" approach to resolving rivalries, wherein our allies came out defeated and/or weakened; and
"The bitter fruits of recrimination and hostility can be overcome and ...
"The bitter fruits of recrimination and hostility can be overcome and...a future of justice, peace, prosperity and cooperation can arise," he said.
Nonetheless, the court's revulsion at the administration's position is understandable; once again, the administration is reaping the bitter fruits of its extreme legal views.
bishops urged Americans "to turn away from the bitter fruits of the kind of hatred which is the source of this tragedy." Pope John Paul II's prayer for survivors the following day was "that the spiral of hatred and violence will not prevail." Similarly, on the one-month anniversary, the pope prayed that Americans would "resist the temptation to hatred and violence." And as recently as October 16, 2006, the apostolic nuncio to the United Nations warned that if counter-terrorism should violate fundamental human rights, "it would corrode the very values that it intends to protect."