Thursday, October 6, 2016

Taste of your own medicine

Aesop brought this phrase into popular use through his famous story about a swindler who sells fake medicine, claiming that it can cure anything. When he falls ill, people give him his own medicine, which he knows will not work. (source)

The modern use of the phrase is similar to the Aesop story - when someone gets when they've been giving out.

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