a dose of your own medicine

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a dose of your own medicine

"a dose of your own medicine"

a sample of the unpleasantness that you has been giving other people;

repayment or retaliation


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a dose of your own medicine

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Life has been hell since the manager took a leave of absence. Our supervisor has been treating me terribly, making me do all sorts of non-work related stuff like picking up his dry cleaning and washing his car.

Colleague 2:  Maybe if you work really hard and talk to the right people, you can get the manager's job.

Colleague 1:  It would be great to be the manager. Then I could give our supervisor a dose of his own medicine.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a dose of your own medicine

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You know, John sure loves his coffee but he never makes a fresh pot when the pot is empty.

Friend 2:  Well, let's leave an empty pot and see how John feels about that.

Friend 1:  That would give him a dose of his own medicine.

a dose of your own medicine - Usage:


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a dose of your own medicine - Gerund Form:

Getting a dose of your own medicine is not pleasant.

a dose of your own medicine - Examples:

1)  The UP Fighting Maroons gave the College of St. Benilde Blazers a dose of their own medicine with an aggressive full court defense in a 67-58 win in ...

2)  ... of hitting back at the perpetrators in their own base areas and give them a dose of their own medicine?

3)  ... house members of the community felt that it was time to give the Muslims a dose of their own medicine. They decided to report a blasphemy case against a police ...

4)  ... sail-by around the disputed waters near the Spratlys has finally made the Chinese receive a dose of their own medicine, complaining that the " provocative " actions of the United ...

5)  ... rate this horrific act that are criminals! They also deserve to be given a dose of their own medicine. Their action is barbaric, it brings Nigeria back to ...

6)  ... tables are turned, and this rottweiler of the courts suddenly finds himself getting a dose of his own medicine.

7)  ... disposing of others, it seemed inevitable that at some point Frank would get a dose of his own medicine. Medicine made of BULLETS, that is.

8)  ... until another more powerful bully beats this bully up and gives him a dose of his own medicine

9)  As a motivational speaker who urgently needs a dose of his own medicine, Koo gives one of his most un-wooden performances in a ...

10)  ... to teach a lesson to petitioner's counsel for being overzealous and give him a dose of his own medicine.

11)  ... again, they would teach him a lesson. Their offer of giving him a dose of his own medicine cured him. He never bullied anyone again and they never ...

12)  As advertisers punish Mr Jones, Malcolm Turnbull says the broadcaster is just getting a dose of his own medicine.

13)  He can not be trusted. I wish him well, and also a dose of his own medicine to come his way soon.

14)  He seems to have realised he has received a dose of his own medicine. He realises, for the first time, the devastating ...

15)  The Angstgegner had been given a dose of its own medicine. Only for the trauma to manifest itself again.

16)  ... but on occasion, protesters have felt the need to give the tainted state a dose of its own medicine -- the very flames with which it burned the flesh of ...

17)  Walker says that over 1,500 businesses are using SweatGuru's services. Taking a dose of her own medicine, Walker gets up at 5:30 a.m. each morning to get ...

18)  A few years ago Kelley was treated to a dose of her own medicine when Poison Pen was published, an unauthorised biography by George ...

19)  She unintentionally gave me a dose of my own medicine by not being responsive to communication or intimacy.

20)  We've beaten them good the last few times. We got a dose of our own medicine when we lost the last game.