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Meaning of “that'll teach sb” in the English Dictionary

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that'll teach sb

used to say that a ​person should ​avoid doing something ​bad in the ​futurethanks to the ​experience of the ​effects of ​theiractions: So Roger ​spent the ​night in a ​freezinggarage, did he? That'll teach him to (= show him that he should not) go out without his ​housekeys!
(Definition of that'll teach sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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