Idiom: When the chickens come home to roost
When a person pays dearly for something bad he or she did in the past, the chickens come home to roost.Country: International English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Home, James
- Feel at home
- Home stretch
- Bring home the bacon
- Don't catch your chickens before they're hatched
- Home and hearth
- Till the cows come home
- Rule the roost
- Drive home
- Nothing to write home about
- Home sweet home
- Home is where you lay your hat
- An Englishman's home is his castle
- Hit home
- Bring home
- Hammer something home
- Charity begins at home
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