One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘this was to pay Emma out, to make her feel guilty’
get one's revenge on, be revenged on, revenge oneself on, repay, give someone their just deserts, reciprocate, punish, avenge oneself on, hit back at, get back at, get, get even with, settle a score with, settle the score with, settle accounts with, pay someone back, retaliate against, retaliate on, take reprisals against, exact retribution on
let someone see how it feels, give someone a taste of their own medicine
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