comeuppance

[ kuhm-uhp-uh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF comeuppance
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You young smart Alecks will get your comeuppance, muttered the man.

WORD ORIGIN

also comeupance, 1859, presumably rooted in verbal phrase come up "present oneself for judgment before a tribunal" + -ance.

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