To serve one right

to treat, or cause to befall one, according to his deserts; - used commonly of ill deserts; as, it serves the scoundrel right.
- C. Kingsley.

See also: Serve

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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