get a dose of one's own medicine

To receive the same unpleasant treatment one has given others: “Bart got a dose of his own medicine when everyone in the office started playing practical jokes on him.”


Nearby words

  1. get,
  2. get a bang out of,
  3. get a break,
  4. get a charge,
  5. get a dirty look,
  6. get a fix,
  7. get a fix on,
  8. get a free hand,
  9. get a grip on,
  10. get a hand

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