pay the price
Meaning: You pay the price for doing something when you experience the unpleasant results of doing it.
- You mightn't feel the effects of smoking cigarettes while you're young, but you'll definitely pay the price when you're older.
- Martin thinks that growing up means knowing that you have to pay the price for doing certain things, and then making good choices based on that knowledge.
I've got a bad headache this morning. I guess I'm paying the price for