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roost

2 verb
     
Related topics: Birds
roost2 [intransitive]
1HBB if a bird roosts, it rests or sleeps somewhere
2

somebody's chickens come home to roost

also something comes home to roost used to say that someone's past mistakes are causing problems for them now:
After years of overspending, the chickens have come home to roost.

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