Be careful what you wish for meaning

What does the saying 'Be careful what you wish for' mean?

Idiom: Be careful what you wish for

Meaning: If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences.
('Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true.' and 'Be careful what you wish for; you may receive it.' are also used.)

Country: International English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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