what does the phrase 'as much as you deserve' mean?

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i always thought it was complimentary? apparently not.... i think i offended sum1 by saying that yesterday.
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i always thought it was complimentary? apparently not.... i think i offended sum1 by saying that yesterday.
No I wouldn't say it's complimentary.

In what context did you say it?
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It depends on the context! If something good happens to someone and you say "It's as much as you deserve", then it's a compliment. However if something bad happens to them, like getting arrested, and you say it then it's not.
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nope, its not really complimentary. saying you'll get as much as you deserve kind of implies they don't deserve much, or if something bad happens to them they deserved it.
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well they'd just won a game, and i used it. everyone went 'oooooh' and the lady said 'we'd better step outside' (jokingly)
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well they'd just won a game, and i used it. everyone went 'oooooh' and the lady said 'we'd better step outside' (jokingly)
nah that wasnt offensive...but maybe they just thought you were being sarcastic. The saying can be taken either way really.
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nah that wasnt offensive...but maybe they just thought you were being sarcastic. The saying can be taken either way really.
phew... i was getting all worried since i'm not going to see that lady for a few months, and i don't want her to get a bad impression of me.
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Curiouser and curiouser
what are you implying?
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Merchant of Venice!!!
<has been puzzling over where that phrase came from>
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(Original post by bradders)
A little mixed up between Lewis Carrol and Shakespeare?

Merchant of Venice

II vii 9.
"Who chooseth me, shall get as much as he deserves"
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Merchant of Venice

II vii 9.
"Who chooseth me, shall get as much as he deserves"
ahh, the famous casket scene....

i did that for GCSE
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ahh, the famous casket scene....

i did that for GCSE
Ditto! I'm surprised I managed to link the two!

<wa hey!>
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Ditto! I'm surprised I managed to link the two!

<wa hey!>
ur a lady of sense...

was i being rude then?
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ur a lady of sense...

was i being rude then?
If someone said "I got as much as I deserved" it would be the same as saying "serves you right" IMO.
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If someone said "I got as much as I deserved" it would be the same as saying "serves you right" IMO.
i have some profuse apologies to make in the future...
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