serve someone right
This page is about the idiom serve someone right
If you say "it serves you right", you're telling someone that their problem is the result of their own bad behaviour, and they deserve it.
- You knew it was illegal to smuggle drugs, and now you're in jail. All I can say is it serves you right.
- They're so lazy that it'd serve them right if they failed their exams.
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Contributor: Matt Errey