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What does the phrase a taste of your own medicine mean?

What does the phrase a taste of your own medicine mean?

informal. : harsh or unpleasant treatment that is like the treatment someone has given other people The movie is about a playboy who gets a taste of his own medicine when the girl he falls in love with jilts him for another guy.

What’s another way to say a taste of?

What is another word for get a taste of?

taste sample
nibble relish
savorUS savourUK
sip scent
sense smell

Is a taste of your own medicine a metaphor?

“A taste of your own medicine” is an idiomatic metaphor. It uses “medicine” as a metaphor for any action “you” have taken that another person doesn’t like. This could be anything from rudeness to overprotectiveness.

How do you use a taste of your own medicine in a sentence?

He is always late for appointments and keeps people waiting, so we decided to give him a taste of his own medicine. If he doesn’t change his behaviour by reasoning, he’s going to get a taste of his own medicine.

Where does the idiom get a taste of your own medicine come from?

The origin of the phrase ‘a taste of your own medicine’ comes from Aesop’s 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.

How do you describe the taste of something?

Flavorful, obviously full of flavor, or you could say, instead, flavorsome, tasty, tangy, appetizing, palatable, savory or sweet -for a particular flavor- and, if you want to try less known words, sapid or saporous. It wouldn’t be flavorless, tasteless, bland, flat, or insipid.

How do you express good taste?

  1. appetizing.
  2. delectable.
  3. flavorful.
  4. luscious.
  5. pungent.
  6. savory.
  7. spicy.
  8. yummy.

When you give him a taste of his own medicine?

If you give someone a taste of their own medicine or a dose of their own medicine, you treat them badly in the same way that they treated you. The famously aggressive interviewer was given a taste of his own medicine today when one caller asked him a series of very direct questions.

How do you describe a amazing taste?

Delicious meals are tasty, appetizing, scrumptious, yummy, luscious, delectable, mouth-watering, fit for a king, delightful, lovely, wonderful, pleasant, enjoyable, appealing, enchanting, charming. You wouldn’t call delicious that what is tasteless or unpleasant.

When you give someone a piece of their own medicine?

How do you describe taste in writing?

One common technique that writers often use is the deliberate mixing of sensory words for effect. For instance, you might describe the zesty taste of a lemon as bright (a visual description) or the last light dissolving over the horizon as a whimper (an auditory description).

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