una cucharada de su propia medicina

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una cucharada de su propia medicina
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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1. (idiom) (being on the receiving end of behavior they're guilty of; third person singular)
a. a taste of his own medicine (idiom) (masculine)
Le voy a dar a Patricio una cucharada de su propia medicina a ver si así aprende a comportarse.I'm going to give Patricio a taste of his own medicine to see if that way he learns to behave.
b. a taste of her own medicine (feminine) (idiom)
A Alejandra siempre le gusta exigir algo a cambio de su ayuda, así que ahora sus amigas le están dando una cucharada de su propia medicina.Alejandra always likes to demand things in exchange for her help, so now her friends are giving her a taste of her own medicine.
2. (idiom) (being on the receiving end of behavior you're guilty of; second person singular)
a. a taste of your own medicine
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(idiom)
Siempre andas socavando mi autoridad, así que no te quejes cuando te dé una cucharada de su propia medicina.You're always undermining my authority, so don't complain when I give you a taste of your own medicine.
3. (idiom) (being on the receiving end of behavior you're guilty of; third person plural)
a. a taste of their own medicine (idiom)
Al ganarles por un penal en tiempo suplementario, el equipo les dio a sus contrincantes una cucharada de su propia medicinaIn beating them by scoring a penalty in overtime, the team gave their opponents a taste of their own medicine.
4. (idiom) (being on the receiving end of behavior you're guilty of; second person plural)
a. a taste of your own medicine (idiom)
Ustedes siempre me toman el pelo, así que decidí darles una cucharada de su propia medicina.You're always pulling my leg, so I decided to give you a taste of your own medicine
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