A taste of your own medicine

Definition

A taste of your own medicine is an idiom which means to experience the same thing that you have done to someone else.

Examples

He got a taste of his own medicine when his own prank backfired.

She taught her children to always be kind, so when she acted unkindly, she got a taste of her own medicine.

My brother always teases me, so I decided to give him a taste of his own medicine.

I wanted to give him a taste of his own medicine, so I did the same thing to him that he did to me.

The boss always yells at us, so it was only fair to give him a taste of his own medicine.

Origin

The exact origin of this idiom is unknown, but it was first recorded in the late 1700s.

FAQs

Q1: What does ‘a taste of your own medicine’ mean? A1: It means to experience the same thing that you have done to someone else. Q2: How is this idiom used? A2: It is typically used to express a feeling of justice or fairness when someone experiences the same thing that they have done to someone else.