(be) careful what you wish for

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used to tell people to think before they say that they want something and to suggest that they may not actually want it You think having twins would be fun? Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it.

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“(be) careful what you wish for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28be%29%20careful%20what%20you%20wish%20for. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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