Serve Someone Right Meaning
(idiomatic, Of an unpleasant event) To happen to someone who is thought to deserve it.
Example: Used other than as an idiom: see serve,â€Ž right.
If my memory serves me right, we had a similar discussion a few months ago.
1852 -- Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin (Chapter XVIII)
"And they counts my money and tickets, when I gets home, to see if I's got the change; and if I han't they half kills me."
"And serves you right," said Jane, the pert chambermaid, "if you will take their money to get drunk on."