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get (one's) comeuppance

To receive retribution that one deserves; to get one's just desserts. Don't worry, she'll get her comeuppance—you can't gossip about people without them doing the same to you eventually.
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get one's comeuppance

to get a deserved punishment. I can't wait till that snobbish girl gets her comeuppance. Joe got his comeuppance when the teacher caught him making fun of her.
See also: comeuppance, get
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get one's comeuppance

Receive the treatment one deserves, especially punishment or retribution. For example, She behaved badly, but I'm sure she'll get her comeuppance soon. The exact relationship of comeuppance to the verb come up in its common senses-"rise" and "present itself"-is no longer clear. [Mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

get your comeˈuppance

(informal) receive a punishment for something bad that you have done and that other people feel you really deserve: I was glad to see that the bad guy got his comeuppance at the end of the movie.
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get one's comeuppance

Get one’s just deserts, get the retaliation one deserves. This term dates from the mid-1800s and features virtually the only use of the noun comeuppance. William Dean Howells used it in The Rise of Silas Lapham (1884): “Rogers is a rascal . . . but I guess he’ll find he’s got his comeuppance.”
See also: comeuppance, get
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