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watch what you wish for(, (because) you just might get it)
A warning that something that one desires might prove to problematic or undesirable were it to come true. A: "I just wish they would give me a promotion with more responsibilities in work." B: "Watch what you wish for. You might end up regretting how much more stressful your job becomes." A: "Sarah's totally infatuated with Kevin and doesn't see what a jerk he can be." B: "Well, if they ever date, she'll figure it out. You know what they say—watch what you wish for, you just might get it."
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