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poetic justicenoun [U]

 us   /poʊˌet̬·ɪk ˈdʒʌs·tɪs/
a ​punishment or a ​reward that you ​feel is just, esp. when it is ​unexpected or ​unusual
(Definition of poetic justice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poetic justice”
in Chinese (Simplified) 报应,应得的惩罚…
in Chinese (Traditional) 報應,應得的懲罰…
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