just desserts

just desserts

just desserts
a while back i read an article in the star tribune about “just desserts” and how that was not the correct way of spelling it. i was confused at the time, but now i have clarified my thinking. when you are talking about someone, and they are getting what they deserve, it is just deserts, not just desserts. before you go off thinking about just deserts

just deserts
pronounce like you would: the soldier deserts the army.
well, here is the explanation behind “just deserts”
from dictionary.com: “A deserved punishment or reward, as in He got his just deserts when Mary jilted him. This idiom employs desert in the sense of “what one deserves,” a usage dating from the 1300s but obsolete except in this expression.”

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