Chickens Coming Home to Roost

I have been hearing the phrase "Chickens Coming Home to Roost" a lot lately.  This is a very colorful one with a long history.

It means that the consequences of something bad or mistakes that a person has said or done are beginning to happen.


The short version is that these errors come back to haunt a person like chickens coming back to their nests ... to roost ... at the end of the day.  A similar concept is karma.  A related idiom is "What Goes Around Comes Around."

Do you have any idioms or weird phrases in English that you've been wondering about?  Share them in the comment section.

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