dose of one's own medicine


dose of one's own medicine
*a taste of one's own medicine & *a dose of one's own medicine
Fig. a sample of the unpleasantness that one has been giving other people. (*Typically: get \dose of one's own medicine; have \dose of one's own medicine; give someone \dose of one's own medicine.) •

Now you see how it feels to have someone call you names! You are getting a taste of your own medicine!

John, who is often rude and abrupt with people, was devastated when the teacher treated him rudely. He doesn't like having a dose of his own medicine.

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or[taste of one's own medicine] {n. phr.} Being treated in the same way you treat others; something bad done to you as you have done bad to other people. * /Jim was always playing tricks on other boys. Finally they decided to give him a dose of his own medicine./

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  • dose\ of\ one's\ own\ medicine — • dose of one s own medicine • taste of one s own medicine n. phr. Being treated in the same way you treat others; something bad done to you as you have done bad to other people. Jim was always playing tricks on other boys. Finally they decided… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • dose of one's own medicine — or[taste of one s own medicine] {n. phr.} Being treated in the same way you treat others; something bad done to you as you have done bad to other people. * /Jim was always playing tricks on other boys. Finally they decided to give him a dose of… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • taste\ of\ one's\ own\ medicine — • dose of one s own medicine • taste of one s own medicine n. phr. Being treated in the same way you treat others; something bad done to you as you have done bad to other people. Jim was always playing tricks on other boys. Finally they decided… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • own — See: COME INTO ONE S OWN, DOSE OF ONE S OWN MEDICINE, HOLD ONE S OWN, IN A WORLD OF ONE S OWN, KEEP ONE S OWN COUNSEL, OF ONE S OWN ACCORD or OF ONE S OWN FREE WILL, ON ONE S OWN ACCOUNT or ON ONE S OWN HOOK, ON ONE S OWN TIME, SIGN ONE S OWN… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • own — See: COME INTO ONE S OWN, DOSE OF ONE S OWN MEDICINE, HOLD ONE S OWN, IN A WORLD OF ONE S OWN, KEEP ONE S OWN COUNSEL, OF ONE S OWN ACCORD or OF ONE S OWN FREE WILL, ON ONE S OWN ACCOUNT or ON ONE S OWN HOOK, ON ONE S OWN TIME, SIGN ONE S OWN… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • own — See: come into one s own, dose of one s own medicine, hold one s own, in a world of one s own, keep one s own counsel, of one s own accord or of one s own free will, on one s own account or on one s own hook, on one s own time, sign one s own… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • medicine — /ˈmɛdəsən / (say meduhsuhn), /ˈmɛdsən / (say medsuhn) noun 1. any substance or substances used in treating disease; a medicament; a remedy. 2. the art or science of restoring or preserving health or due physical condition, as by means of drugs,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • medicine — n. 1 the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, esp. as distinct from surgical methods. 2 any drug or preparation used for the treatment or prevention of disease, esp. one taken by mouth. 3 a spell, charm, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dose — (d[=o]s), n. [F. dose, Gr. do sis a giving, a dose, fr. dido nai to give; akin to L. dare to give. See {Date} point of time.] 1. The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time. [1913 Webster] 2. A sufficient quantity; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • medicine — /med euh sin/ or, esp. Brit., /med seuhn/, n., v., medicined, medicining. n. 1. any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy. 2. the art or science of restoring or preserving health or due physical condition …   Universalium