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get/have your fingers burned

(also burn your fingers) informal
to ​sufferunpleasantresults of an ​action, ​especiallyloss of ​money, so you do not ​want to do the same thing again: She'd ​investedextensively in ​stocks and got her ​fingersburned when the ​marketcollapsed.
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