pay the piper
Страдать от последствий глупости; платить или страдать из-за своих глупых поступков или пустых растрат.
Bob had spent all his money and got into debt, so now he must pay the piper.
Fred had a fight, broke a window, and quarreled with his counselor so now he must pay the fiddler.
Ср.: FACE THE MUSIC (2).
(От поговорки "He who dances must pay the piper (or the fiddler).")