reap what one sows

EnglishEdit

It Shoots Further Than He Dreams by John F. Knott, March 1918.

EtymologyEdit

With reference to the Bible, Epistle to the Galatians, ch. 6, v.7 Gal.6.7

VerbEdit

reap what one sows

  1. (idiomatic) To receive as a reward or harvest in the same measure as one's exertions, in a good or a bad sense. To receive justice.
    For whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap.
    • 2005, Tuesday November 15, PM Tony Blair, The Guardian
      "We will reap what we sow; live with what we do not act to change," he said.

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