serve one right

serve one right  {v. phr.}
To be what (someone) really deserves as a punishment; be a fair exchange for what (someone) has done or said or failed to do or say.
He failed his exam; it served him right because he had not studied.
Bob said it served Sally right when she cut her finger; she had taken his knife without asking him.
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