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Pay-back

DEFINITION

Retribution for one’s misdeeds. Vengeful reaction to a previous argument. Being paid back means one is owed a stern reaction to their actions or words. (Compare to Out of spite, Karma or Have the last laugh.)

“He always thought he was so talented, but the payback was when he ran the wrong direction in the game and his team lost.”

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