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27th March 2017

That'll teach you

We say this when somebody did something that you don't really like and then they have a negative result.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
I couldn't get into work this morning. I went in an hour early but the door was locked.
That'll teach you, going in to work so early.
Example 2
Have you heard? Matthew was cycling home last night and crashed into a car.
That'll teach him, riding his bicycle without lights as usual.
No actually he bought some new lights earlier this week.