a taste/dose of someone's own medicine

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a taste/dose of someone's own medicine

informal
: harsh or unpleasant treatment that is like the treatment someone has given other people
  • The movie is about a playboy who gets a taste of his own medicine when the girl he falls in love with jilts him for another guy.

Word by Word Definitions

taste play
  1. : to ascertain the flavor of by taking a little into the mouth

  2. : to eat or drink especially in small quantities

  3. : to perceive or recognize as if by the sense of taste

  1. : the objective sweet, sour, bitter, or salty quality of a dissolved substance as perceived by the sense of taste

  2. : a sensation obtained from a substance in the mouth that is typically produced by the stimulation of the sense of taste combined with those of touch and smell : flavor

  3. : the distinctive quality of an experience

dose play
  1. : the measured quantity of a therapeutic agent to be taken at one time

  2. : the quantity of radiation administered or absorbed

  3. : a portion of a substance added during a process

  1. : to give a dose to

  2. : to divide into doses

  3. : to treat with an application or agent

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

medicine play
  1. : a substance or preparation used in treating disease

  2. : something that affects well-being

  3. : the science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease


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