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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And with plot twists and gruesome comeuppances to keep even the most hardcore crime fans happy.
And as for the Bard of Glynneath and his words - "We sympathised with an Englishman whose team was doomed to fail, so we gave him that last bottle that once held bitter ale" - we had a comeuppance after that for mocking the English just as the English have had comeuppances for mocking us.
COMEUPPANCES can come along even 30 years later, ambushing a man with thinning hair and threads of white in his beard.