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Is "take what's coming to someone" an idiom? What does it mean here?

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Rebecca

Yes, to "take what's coming to someone" is an idiom that means to accept whatever consequences or challenges someone will get because they deserve them. The usual form of this idiom here is to "get what's coming to someone" or to "have it coming to someone", but "take what's coming to someone" has the same meaning here. Ex: You'd better take what's coming to you, you asked for it. Ex: A: Did you hear? They arrested all of the protesters. B: They probably had it coming to them.

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