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
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I can only hope that hopefully one day they will get their comeuppance and pay dearly for their cruelty, but that does little for the family who has lost their child to this act.
Sentencing Asif, the judge told him: "You have now had your comeuppance.
Emmerdale's rape trial comes to an end on Friday and we'll finally see if evil Pierce Harris gets his comeuppance.
SIR - Those who are full of their own self-importance often get their comeuppance in the end.
But they got their comeuppance from the people of London in a rumble called the Battle of Cable Street when they tried to march through the East End in 1936.
It was a joy to see that even one of the world's great lotharios got his comeuppance now and again.
Evil and corrupt people get there comeuppance in the end.
Sean has been a thorn in the side of the residents for some time, but is he about to get his comeuppance at long last?
He asserted that governments devastating performance in the last four years and now open contempt of judicial decisions warrants strong action rather comeuppance against the government so as to ensure supremacy of law.
Some are saying that after his sordid bed-hopping Woods deserves his comeuppance but I rather think he has had more than his fair share of come-uppances, the jammy b***d.
I have put this matter in the hands of the police, so hopefully this nasty piece of work will get his comeuppance.
WHILE it''s good to see Keith and Sara Shea getting their timely comeuppance for living lavishly on drug millions, Daily Post July 30, let''s not get too carried away.