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get (or receive) one's just deserts

Definition of get or receive one's just deserts in English:

Receive what one deserves, especially appropriate punishment: those who caused great torment to others rarely got their just deserts
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  • Even defendants who are returned to court rarely receive their just deserts.
  • All of this might be put down to us being both blatant and stupid travellers, ignorantly and arrogantly swanning our way around and duly receiving our just deserts.
  • When Debra and Robert learn of the deception, Raymond receives his just deserts in a marvelous confrontation scene at the dance club.
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