poetic justice Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"poetic justice" in British English

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poetic justicenoun [U]

uk   us  
an ​occasion when something ​badhappens to a ​person who ​seems to ​deserve it, usually because of ​bad things that ​person has done: What ​poeticjustice it is that Brady has to go to ​court to ​plead to be ​allowed to ​die, just like his ​innocentvictimspleaded to be ​allowed to ​live.
(Definition of poetic justice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"poetic justice" in American English

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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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