Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

get what's coming to

get what's coming to them
1) to receive what someone deserves (usu. negative)
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    • going to get what's coming to them
  • Analysis

    The idiom to get what's coming to you means to get what you deserve. If you get what's coming to you it may mean that you experience something bad or negative which you deserve because of your prior actions. 

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. They might think they got away with it, but sooner or later, they're going to get what's coming to them.
    2. I'm not surprised she got fired, she got what was coming to her after those outbursts.
    3. Tom got what was coming to him; he shouldn't have stolen that money.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. In my opinion, they got what was coming to them. They put far too much faith in one product to be successful.
    2. If you are lazy and don't deliver work of a high standard you'll quickly get what's coming to you.
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