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reap what you have sown

to win or lose as a result of something you did in the past
Translations of “reap what you have sown”
in Chinese (Traditional) 種瓜得瓜,種豆得豆, 善有善報,惡有惡報…
in Chinese (Simplified) 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆, 善有善报,恶有恶报…
(Definition of reap what you have sown from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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