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come back to bite sb

If something will come back to bite you, it will ​become a ​biggerproblem 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.
(Definition of come back to bite sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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