to carry the can
/kˈæɹi ðə kˈæn/
to be brave and responsible enough to accept all the consequences of one's or others' unpleasant deeds
to pay the piper
/pˈeɪ ðə pˈaɪpɚ/
to face the consequences of one's behavior or actions
to pay the price / penalty
/pˈeɪ ðə pɹˈaɪs pˈɛnəlɾi/
to have no option but to suffer or deal with the unfavorable effects of something, particularly one's deeds
the brunt of sth
/ðə bɹˈʌnt ʌv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
the main and worst set of problems that are caused by someone or something
to burn one's fingers
/bˈɜːn wˈʌnz fˈɪŋɡɚz/
to suffer the consequences of a business deal or a relationship gone wrong
to pay the fiddler
/pˈeɪ ðə fˈɪdlɚ/
to accept the consequences of the things one has done
perfect storm
/pˈɜːfɛkt stˈoːɹm/
a very bad situation that is a result of the simultaneous occurrence of a series of unpleasant things
snowball effect
/snˈoʊbɔːl ɪfˈɛkt/
a situation where something increases or gives rise to other things
to have sb/sth to thank for sth
/hæv ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ tə θˈæŋk fɔːɹ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to assume someone responsible for something good that happened to one and be grateful to them
day of reckoning
/dˈeɪ ʌv ɹˈɛkənɪŋ/
the time when one faces the consequences of one's past deeds or mistakes
to see the light (of day)
/sˈiː ðə lˈaɪt ʌv dˈeɪ/
to become existent or be born
to pay dearly
/pˈeɪ dˈɪɹli/
to experience significant and often negative results or expenses because of one's choices or actions
to stew in one's own juice
/stˈuː ɪn wˈʌnz ˈoʊn dʒˈuːs/
to suffer the unpleasant consequences of one's own deeds
to sow / plant the seeds of sth
/sˈoʊ plˈænt ðə sˈiːdz ʌv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to do something that leads to the occurrence of something in the future, particularly something unpleasant
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