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just deserts

A punishment or reward that is considered to be what the recipient deserved.
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It may appear that they're getting ahead by cheating, but they'll get their just deserts in the end.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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Just DesertsA much deserving punishment, doomed to get punished
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