Suffer serious consequences as a result of one’s actions.
[with biblical allusion to Hos. 8:7]
More example sentences
- He has has sowed the wind and is now reaping the whirlwind.
- The scandalous CEOs have pushed us too far, and finally are reaping the whirlwind of public fury.
- The vintners ignored my advice and now they are reaping the whirlwind.
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