Episode 78: just deserts
Admittedly, it's not a phrase I use that often. But when I have, I guarantee you I spelled it with a double-barrelled "s" in the middle (i.e. "desserts). I'm not asking anyone else to care about this, by the way.
Middle English deserte, from Anglo-French, from feminine of desert, past participle of deservir to deserve
1 : the quality or fact of deserving reward or punishment
2 : deserved reward or punishment —usually used in plural [got their just deserts]
3 : excellence, worth
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