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Just deserts   /dʒəst dˈɛzərts/   Listen
Just deserts

An outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically).  Synonym: poetic justice.

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"Just deserts" Quotes from Famous Books

... pilloried therein the more extravagant of our social freaks. Probably the delighted recognition with which these ruthless analyses of character were hailed was due to the satisfaction which attends the exhibition of a proper object of satire meeting with its just deserts. ...
— Frank Reynolds, R.I. • A.E. Johnson

... was a relief. I knew Greaser would come to a bad end, and certainly would get his just deserts; but I did not want him punished any more for what ...
— The Young Forester • Zane Grey

Words linked to "Just deserts" :   poetic justice, outcome, final result, termination, resultant, result

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