(it) serves (someone) right


used to say that someone who has behaved badly deserves a particular punishment, problem, etc.
"I hear his wife is divorcing him." "It serves him right after the way he's treated her."
"He won't even talk to me." " Serves you right for lying to him."

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“(it) serves (someone) right.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28it%29%20serves%20%28someone%29%20right. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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