(one) has made (one's) bed and (one) will have to lie in it

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(one) has made (one's) bed and (one) will have to lie in it

One must endure the unpleasant situation that they have created. I don't feel at all bad that he has no friends after having sold everyone out on his way to the top. He's made his bed, and he'll have to lie in it. Of course Joanne's mad at you—you lied to her! I'm sorry, honey, but you've made your bed and you'll have to lie in it. Will has to do jail time for embezzling money from the company? Well, he's made his bed, and he'll have to lie in it then—I have no sympathy for him.
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you have made your bed and must lie in it

you must accept the consequences of your own actions.
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have ˌmade your bed and have to ˈlie on it

have to accept a difficult or unpleasant situation that you have caused yourself: Linda’s borrowed more money than she can ever pay back, but I guess she’s made her bed and now she’s got to lie on it.
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