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serve somebody right

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Verb

to serve somebody right

  1. (idiomatic) (Of an unpleasant event) To happen to someone who is thought to deserve it.

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  • 1852 -- Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin (Chapter XVIII)
    "And they counts my money and tickets, when I gets home, to see if I's got the change; and if I han't they half kills me."
    "And serves you right," said Jane, the pert chambermaid, "if you will take their money to get drunk on."

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