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English definition of “come back to bite sb”

come back to bite sb

If something will come back to bite you, it will become a bigger problem in the future because you have not dealt with it: If I don't do something now, the issue might come back to bite me.Making people sad, shocked and upsetCausing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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