Definition of come home to roost
1 —used of person's past actions that are causing him or her to experience problems in the presentHer bad decisions are coming home to roost.
2 —used of a person's past actions that caused problems for others in the past that are like the problems that person is experiencing in the presentHe's been cheating people for years but now the/his chickens are (finally) coming home to roost.
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