get one's just deserts


get one's just deserts
get one's just deserts
To meet a deservedly unpleasant fate
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Main Entry:desert

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get (or receive) one's just deserts
receive the appropriate reward or (more usually) punishment for one's actions

those who caused great torment to others rarely got their just deserts


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • get one's just deserts — get what one deserves, receive one s due, get what one has earned (a punishment or a reward) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get (or receive) one's just deserts — what a person deserves with regard to reward or (more usually) punishment. → deserts …   English new terms dictionary

  • get one's own back — (informal) HAVE/GET/TAKE ONE S REVENGE (ON), be revenged (on), hit back, get (back at), get even (with), settle accounts (with), repay, pay someone back, give someone their just deserts …   Useful english dictionary

  • deserts — n. reward punishment to get one s just deserts * * * [ reward ] [ punishment ] to get one s just deserts …   Combinatory dictionary

  • get it — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To understand] Syn. comprehend, perceive, know; see understand 1 . 2. [To be punished] Syn. suffer, get what is coming to one, get one s just deserts, be scolded, be reprimanded, be admonished, be rebuked, be upbraided, suffer …   English dictionary for students

  • deserts — ► PLURAL NOUN (usu. in phrase get or receive one s just deserts) ▪ what a person deserves with regard to reward or punishment. ORIGIN Old French desert, from deservir serve well, deserve …   English terms dictionary

  • get what's coming (to one) —   Receive (one s) just deserts …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • deserts — [dɪ zə:ts] plural noun (often in phr. get (or receive) one s just deserts) what a person deserves with regard to reward or (more usually) punishment. Origin ME: via OFr. from deservir (see deserve) …   English new terms dictionary

  • just — 1 strong / dZVst/ adverb 1 exactly: Thank you. That s just what I need. | The house was large and roomy; just right for us. | She looks just like her mother. 2 only: He s not a thief, just a little boy who likes biscuits. | It ll just take a few… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • just — just1 [ dʒʌst ] adverb *** 1. ) used for saying when something happens a ) soon or at a particular time: I can t come now. I m just putting the kids to bed. just now: We re just now beginning to understand how much work this project will be. just …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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