Kiwanis Club of San Marcos

May..Have You Ever Heard....5/20/19

Have You Ever Heard the Phrase, 'To Get One's Come-Uppance!"
     "To receive the fate one has merited; to get what is coming to one in the way of chastisement or rebuke.  Though 'com-uppance', in the sense here used, is said to be dialectal English.  It is thought to be American, perhaps a modification of English usage, however.  The phrase was in use long before the Civil War at least, but William Dean Howells gave it the stamp of literary approval when in Silas Lapham 1884), he wrote: 'Rogers is a rascal . . . But I guess he'll find he's got his come-uppance."