what's coming to one

what's coming (to one)

That which one deserves. Usually indicative of some punishment, retribution, or negative consequence. Don't worry about those stool pigeons, we'll make sure they get what's coming. I hope the judge gives that lying weasel what's coming to him.
See also: coming
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*what's coming to one

what one deserves. (*Typically:get ~; have ~; give one ~.) If you cheat, you'll get in trouble. You'll get what's coming to you. They gave Billy what was coming to him.
See also: coming, one
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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