Definition of whirlwind in English:

whirlwind

Line breaks: whirl|wind
Pronunciation: /ˈwəːlwɪnd
 
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noun

Phrases

(sow the wind and) reap the whirlwind

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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