crime does not pay
/kɹˈaɪm dʌznˌɑːt pˈeɪ/
used to emphasize that engaging in illegal or unethical behavior may provide temporary benefits or rewards, but the negative consequences will always outweigh the gains
curses, like chickens, come home to roost
/kˈɜːsᵻz lˈaɪk tʃˈɪkɪnz kˈʌm hˈoʊm tə ɹˈuːst/
used to suggest that the negative energy or harm one puts out into the world can return to them in some form
he that sings on Friday shall weep on Sunday
/hiː ðæt sˈɪŋz ˌɑːn fɹˈaɪdeɪ ʃˌæl wˈiːp ˌɑːn sˈʌndeɪ/
used as a cautionary reminder that indulging in temporary pleasures or carefree behaviors may lead to future consequences or regret
karma is a bitch
/kˈɑːɹmə ɪz ɐ bˈɪtʃ/
used to imply that bad actions or behavior will eventually have negative consequences for the person who performs them
reckless youth makes rueful age
/ɹˈɛkləs jˈuːθ mˌeɪks ɹˈuːfəl ˈeɪdʒ/
used to highlight the idea that irresponsible or thoughtless behavior in youth can lead to regret and negative outcomes later in life
he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword
/hiː hˌuː lˈɪvz baɪ ðə sˈoːɹd dˈaɪz baɪ ðə sˈoːɹd/
used to suggest that those who use violence or aggression to solve problems or achieve their objectives, are likely to experience similar responses from others, leading to their downfall
if you play with fire, you get burned
/ɪf juː plˈeɪ wɪð fˈaɪɚ juː ɡɛt bˈɜːnd/
used to emphasize that if one engages in risky or dangerous behavior, one is likely to experience negative consequences
he that would go to sea for pleasure, would go to hell for a pastime
/hiː ðæt wʊd ɡˌoʊ tə sˈiː fɔːɹ plˈɛʒɚ wʊd ɡˌoʊ tə hˈɛl fɚɹə pˈæstaɪm/
used to imply that indulging in dangerous or risky activities for mere pleasure can lead to severe consequences
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