just deserts / just desserts

just deserts / just desserts
   Just deserts are what you deserve (desert = "that which is deserved").
   Just desserts are a fair reward for eating all your dinner as well as a common misspelling of just deserts.

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  • just deserts / just desserts —    Just deserts are what you deserve (desert = that which is deserved ).    Just desserts are a fair reward for eating all your dinner as well as a common misspelling of just deserts …   Confused words

  • just deserts — Meaning The receipt of a fair punishment for ills you have created. Origin Note the single s in deserts. It is more often given with two as it is pronounced like desserts (the sweet course at the end of a meal) rather than deserts (arid sandy… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • just deserts —  Not desserts. The expression has nothing to do with the sweet course after dinner. It comes from the French for deserve, which may help you to remember that it has just one middle s. Juvenal. (c. 60–c. 140) Roman poet; full name Decimus Junius… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • just deserts —    not desserts. The expression has nothing to do with the sweet course after dinner. It comes from the French for deserve, which may help you to remember that it has just one middle s …   Dictionary of troublesome word

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