give (someone) a taste of (their) own medicine

give (someone) a taste of (their) own medicine
give (someone) a dose/taste of (their) own medicine to do the same bad thing to someone that they have often done to you, in order to show them how unpleasant it is.

She's always turning up late for me so I thought I'd give her a taste of her own medicine and see how she likes it.


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  • give someone a taste of their own medicine — give someone a taste/dose/of their own medicine phrase to treat someone in the same bad way that they have treated someone else It’s time those cheats got a taste of their own medicine. Thesaurus: to treat someone in the same bad way they treat… …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone a dose of their own medicine — give someone a taste/dose/of their own medicine phrase to treat someone in the same bad way that they have treated someone else It’s time those cheats got a taste of their own medicine. Thesaurus: to treat someone in the same bad way they treat… …   Useful english dictionary

  • give (someone) a dose of (their) own medicine — give (someone) a dose/taste of (their) own medicine to do the same bad thing to someone that they have often done to you, in order to show them how unpleasant it is. She s always turning up late for me so I thought I d give her a taste of her own …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone a dose (or taste) of their own medicine — give someone the same bad treatment that they have given to others. → medicine …   English new terms dictionary

  • taste of your own medicine — If you give someone a taste of their own medicine, you do something bad to someone that they have done to you to teach them a lesson …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • taste of your own medicine —    If you give someone a taste of their own medicine, you do something bad to someone that they have done to you to teach them a lesson.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • taste of one's own medicine —    If you give someone a taste of their own medicine, you treat them in the same unpleasant way that they have treated you.     People who always late should be given a taste of their own medicine …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • a taste of one's own medicine —    If you give someone a taste of their own medicine, you treat them in the same unpleasant way that they have treated you.     People who always arrive late should be given a taste of their own medicine …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • taste — taste1 W2S2 [teıst] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(what you like)¦ 3¦(judgment)¦ 4¦(what is acceptable/not offensive)¦ 5¦(experience)¦ 6¦(feeling)¦ 7 ... to taste ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(FOOD)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • medicine — noun 1 (C, U) a substance used for treating illness, especially a liquid you drink: take medicine: Have you taken your medicine? 2 (U) the treatment and study of illnesses and injuries: He studied medicine at Yale. | homeopathic medicine 3 the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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