chickens come home to roost

Words or acts come back to cause trouble for a person; something bad you said or did receives punishment; you get the punishment that you deserve.
Fred's chickens finally came home to roost today. He was late so often that the teacher made him go to the principal.
- Often used in a short form.
Mary's selfishness will come home to roost some day.
Categories: informal

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