chickens come home to roost


chickens come home to roost
we cannot escape the consequences of our actions
  

We soon discover that lies return to their owner, just as chickens come home to roost.


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  • chickens come home to roost — phrase used for saying that the bad results of something someone has done are starting to happen or to become clear After years of borrowing, the government’s chickens are coming home to roost. Thesaurus: unpleasant results and effectssynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chickens come home to roost —    If you say that chickens have come home to roost, you mean that bad or embarrassing things done in the past by someone are now causing problems for that person.     As tenants the couple were noisy and disorderly. Now they can t find a place… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • chickens come home to roost — {informal} Words or acts come back to cause trouble for a person; something bad you said or did receives punishment; you get the punishment that you deserve. * /Fred s chickens finally came home to roost today. He was late so often that the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chickens come home to roost — {informal} Words or acts come back to cause trouble for a person; something bad you said or did receives punishment; you get the punishment that you deserve. * /Fred s chickens finally came home to roost today. He was late so often that the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chickens\ come\ home\ to\ roost — informal Words or acts come back to cause trouble for a person; something bad you said or did receives punishment; you get the punishment that you deserve. Fred s chickens finally came home to roost today. He was late so often that the teacher… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • chickens come home to roost — words or acts come back to cause trouble for a person Her chickens have finally come home to roost and she must now take responsibility for what she has done …   Idioms and examples

  • chickens come home to roost — if you say that chickens are coming home to roost, you mean that bad or silly things done in the past are beginning to cause problems. There was too much greed in the past, and now the chickens are coming home to roost with crime and corruption… …   New idioms dictionary

  • chickens come home to roost — used for saying that the bad results of something someone has done are starting to happen or to become clear After years of borrowing, the government s chickens are coming home to roost …   English dictionary

  • curses, like chickens, come home to roost — Also without specific reference to curses, as in quot. 2001 c 1390 CHAUCER Parson’s Tale 1. 620 And ofte tyme swich cursynge wrongfully retorneth agayn to hym that curseth, as a bryd that retorneth agayn to his owene nest. 1592 Arden of Feversham …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • when the chickens come home to roost — When a person pays dearly for something bad he or she did in the past, the chickens come home to roost …   The small dictionary of idiomes


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