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Klimt
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comeuppance

Postby Klimt » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:58 pm

informal.
deserved reward or just deserts, usually unpleasant: He finally got his comeuppance for his misbehavior.
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Postby Slava » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:40 pm

Deserved reward is rather neutral to me. Just deserts is most definitely along the lines of pay-back time.

Here's the Dr.'s treatment of comeuppance:

http://www.alphadictionary.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3012
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