serves you right! | it serves you right!

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase serves you right! | it serves you right!

Meaning

You can use this to say something bad that's happened to someone is their own fault and they deserve it.

For example

  • "Oh my God! I've got the worst hangover ever!"
    "Serves you right! I told you not to drink so much."

  • When Hugo's girlfriend left him, his brother said, "It serves you right! You never did anything she asked you to."

Quick Quiz

Sam said, "I feel sick," and his wife said, "It serves you right for

a. eating so much."

b. being so healthy."

c. not getting better."

Contributor: Matt Errey