a taste/dose of someone's own medicine

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

informal

  1. :  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

tasteplay
  1. :  to become acquainted with by experience

    :  to ascertain the flavor of by taking a little into the mouth

    :  to eat or drink especially in small quantities

  1. :  test

    :  the act of tasting

    :  a small amount tasted

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

    :  the quantity of radiation administered or absorbed

    :  a portion of a substance added during a process

  1. :  to give a dose to

    :  to give medicine to

    :  to divide (as a medicine) into doses

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

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

medicineplay
  1. :  a substance or preparation used in treating disease

    :  something that affects well-being

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


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