comeuppance


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come·up·pance

 (kŭm′ŭp′əns)
n.
A punishment or retribution that one deserves; one's just desserts: "That was the joy of a video game: watching someone who deserved it getting his comeuppance" (Jodi Picoult).

comeuppance

(ˌkʌmˈʌpəns)
n
informal just retribution
[C19: from come up (in the sense: to appear before a judge or court for judgment)]

come•up•pance

(ˌkʌmˈʌp əns)

n.
deserved reprimand or punishment.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comeuppance - an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
aftermath, consequence - the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

comeuppance

noun (Informal) punishment, dues, deserts, retribution, chastening, recompense, due reward, requital, merit The central character is an evil man who gets his comeuppance in the end.

comeuppance

noun
Something justly deserved:
desert (often used in plural), due, guerdon, recompense, reward, wage (often used in plural).
Informal: lump (used in plural).
Idioms: what is coming to one, what one has coming.
Translations

comeuppance

[ˌkʌmˈʌpəns] N to get one's comeuppancellevarse su merecido

comeuppance

[ˌkʌmˈʌpəns] n
to get one's comeuppance → recevoir ce qu'on mérite

comeuppance

n (inf) to get one’s comeuppancedie Quittung kriegen (inf)

comeuppance

[ˌkʌmˈʌpəns] n she got her comeuppanceha avuto quello che si meritava
References in periodicals archive ?
Let all the traitorous MPs get their comeuppance at the ballot box.
Originally sentencing Rankine back in March 2017, District Judge Ian Strongman told her: "You are an unpleasant woman who has caused your neighbours' life to be hell and this is your comeuppance."
A spokesman for the CPS has suggested that the British judicial system could be completely blocked for around 30 years, and normal law breaking cases will have to be put on hold until all of the Brexit perpetrators (Leavers and Remainers) have had their comeuppance.
'I will ask them to resign or else I will file charges against them, and I will see to it that they will get their comeuppance,' he added.
The real culprit should get his comeuppance in the end, which is what matters.
She revealed he has since "got his comeuppance," but she made sure never to do that again to her, saying she gave him a "whack" to teach him a lesson.
Summary: Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 13 (ANI): Ahead of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's Jan Aashirwad Yatra, Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath has written a letter to Lord Mahakal requesting to give former "comeuppance for his deeds."
Just like the swine in Animal Farm our MPs have got their snouts firmly in the trough and, just like them, will get their overdue comeuppance.
The judge said Asif had been putting people's lives at risk for a tiny profit - but had finally "had his comeuppance".
I'm now with someone else and console myself with the thought he'll get his comeuppance one day.
I'm now with someone else and console myself with the thought that he'll get his comeuppance one day.
You know how in movies the bullies always get their embarrassing comeuppance before the credits roll?