What you did that's what you get now

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I want to say ones will get the result from what they did. Can I say:

"What you did that's what you get now."

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No, you can't.

Try, you reap what you sow.
 

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No, you can't.

Try, you reap what you sow.

Thank you for your kind reply. May I ask whether there are other ways to express the same meaning but with simple and common words or phrases?

Sorry for the trouble!
 

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You could use, what goes around comes around.
 

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Should I put a comma between "around" and "come"?
A comma would be grammatically correct but it's not usually included in the expression.
 

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Other expressions you might hear:

Pay for play.
You get what's coming to you.
He got his just deserts.
Her karma caught up with her. (hipster-speak)
He was gored by his own ox.
 

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A comma would be grammatically correct but it's not usually included in the expression.

Sorry if this appears argumentative, but punctuation is not grammar.
 

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I would not put a comma there- what goes around is the subject of the verb comes for me.
 
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