make one's bed and lie in it

Definition of make one's bed and lie in it

  1. :  to do something that causes problems that now must be accepted and dealt with —usually used of a situation that has already occurred There's nothing we can do to help her. She's made her bed and has to lie in it.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

  1. :  a piece of furniture on or in which to lie and sleep

    :  a place of sex relations

    :  marital relationship

  1. :  to form a layer

    :  to lie flat or flush

    :  to put, take, or send to bed

  1. :  to be or to stay at rest in a horizontal position :  be prostrate :  rest, recline

    :  to reside temporarily :  stay for the night :  lodge

    :  to remain inactive (as in concealment)

  1. :  lay

    :  the position or situation in which something lies (see 1lie)

    :  the haunt of an animal (such as a fish) :  covert

  1. :  to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive

    :  to create a false or misleading impression

    :  to bring about by telling lies

  1. :  an assertion of something known or believed by the speaker or writer to be untrue with intent to deceive

    :  an untrue or inaccurate statement that may or may not be believed true by the speaker or writer

    :  something that misleads or deceives


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