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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchboy
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Yes, I knew the meaning. Does it come from birds going back to their nest or something ?

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    From The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, the full expression is "chickens come home to roost". It came from Robert Southey's writing, "Curses are like young chickens, they always come home to roost"

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