Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

To be punished - synonyms or related words

get what you deserve

to be correctly punished for your mistakes or bad behaviour

take the rap (for something)

to be blamed or punished, especially for something that you did not do

reap what you sow

used for saying that something happens to someone because of what they have done in the past

get it

to be punished for something

cop it

British

informal

to be punished

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

spogs

spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog