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(sow the wind and) reap the whirlwind

Definition of sow the wind and reap the whirlwind in English:

Suffer serious consequences as a result of one’s actions.
[With biblical allusion to Hos. 8:7]
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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