come back to haunt

Definition of come back to haunt

  1. :  to cause problems for (someone) in the future <a decision that may come back to haunt us>

Word by Word Definitions

comeplay
  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

backplay
  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage :  formed deep within the mouth

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for

hauntplay
  1. :  to visit often :  frequent

    :  to continually seek the company of

    :  to have a disquieting or harmful effect on :  trouble

  1. :  a place habitually frequented

    :  ghost


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