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.”
What is a “claret jug” and why does the winner of the British Open get one? Plus, “bogeys” and ghosts?Since 1872 the oldest trophy in golf has been given to the winner of the British Open, which is also called The Open Championship. The trophy, the Claret Jug, is made in the style of the jugs used in the nineteenth century to serve claret, a dry red wine produced in France’s famous Bordeaux region. The winner’s name is engraved on the jug, joining the names of …
What Is A “Self-Own”?There aren’t many better places, it seems, to celebrate the mistakes of others than on social media. Naturally, this is the arena where self-own has had great popularity. So, what does it mean?
- get a bang out of,
- get a break,
- get a charge,
- get a dirty look,
- get a fix,
- get a fix on,
- get a free hand,
- get a grip on,
- get a hand
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