Meaning of “serve sb right” in the English Dictionary

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"serve sb right" in British English

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serve sb right


If you say that something bad serves someone right, you mean that that person deserves it:

"He hit me!" "It serves you right. You shouldn't have been so mean to him."

(Definition of “serve sb right” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)