to get one's just deserts

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['reward'] ['punishment'] to get one's just deserts

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • Déserts — (1950–1954) is a piece by Edgard Varèse for brass (14 winds), percussion (5), piano, and tape[1]. Percussion instruments are exploited for their resonant potential, rather than used solely as accompaniment.[2] According to Varèse the title of the …   Wikipedia

  • deserts — ► PLURAL NOUN (usu. in phrase get or receive one s just deserts) ▪ what a person deserves with regard to reward or punishment. ORIGIN Old French desert, from deservir serve well, deserve …   English terms dictionary

  • deserts — index recompense Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deserts — [n] what is due one chastening, chastisement, comeuppance, compensation, deserving, discipline, disciplining, due, get hers*, get his*, guerdon, lumps*, meed, merit, payment, penalty, punishment, recompense, requital, retribution, return, revenge …   New thesaurus

  • Déserts — Désert (homonymie) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Désert est un nom commun ou plus rarement un nom propre qui peut désigner : Sommaire 1 Géographie 2 Histo …   Wikipédia en Français

  • deserts — de|serts [dıˈzə:ts US ˈzə:rts] n get/receive your (just) deserts to be punished in a way that you deserve ▪ Offenders should receive their just deserts …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deserts — Synonyms and related words: castigation, chastening, chastisement, comeuppance, compensation, condign punishment, correction, desert, disciplinary measures, discipline, due reward, dues, ferule, infliction, judgment, judicial punishment, just… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • deserts — de|serts [ dı zɜrts ] noun someone s just deserts bad things that happen to someone because they deserve it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deserts — [dɪ zə:ts] plural noun (often in phr. get (or receive) one s just deserts) what a person deserves with regard to reward or (more usually) punishment. Origin ME: via OFr. from deservir (see deserve) …   English new terms dictionary

  • deserts — get your just deserts to be punished in a way that you deserve …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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