Definition of what goes around comes around in US English:

what goes around comes around

phrase

proverb
  • The consequences of one's actions will have to be dealt with eventually.

    • ‘I really feel that there is a responsibility and what goes around comes around.’
    • ‘And it's a powerful belief, offering both hope to the oppressed - suffering cannot last forever - and a warning to the oppressor - take care, what goes around comes around.’
    • ‘We're having to fund it too, because as in all things, what goes around comes around - although we were paying for legal aid anyway, but I don't suppose the Government's given that money back.’
    • ‘For the real, harsh truth about life is mostly that what goes around comes around.’
    • ‘I have no idea what makes someone go to those lengths, but I believe what goes around comes around and she has got what she deserved.’
    • ‘I only hope what goes around comes around in your case, and one day you get caught.’
    • ‘I'm a big believer in what goes around comes around and we have always been well treated by the older generation and I'm just trying to put a bit back.’
    • ‘Watford were on the receiving end of some decisions tonight as we were on Saturday, so what goes around comes around.’
    • ‘It's nice to know what goes around comes around.’
    • ‘But although I strive daily to do the right thing - believing firmly in the karmic law that what goes around comes around - I've never, ever aspired to returning to earth as the Dalai Lama.’