Definition of comeuppance
- One of these days, he'll get his comeuppance for treating people so arrogantly.
One of these days, he'll get his comeuppance for treating people so arrogantly.
as with many action movies, this one ends with a wild chase and an over-the-top fight sequence in which the bad guys finally get their comeuppance
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First Known Use: 1859See Words from the same year
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