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What does "be careful what you wish for" mean?

Vocabulary Word: be careful what you wish for

1. Definition (expr.) part of the common cliche: ‘Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.’

Examples When I wished for my job to move me somewhere, I didn’t think I’d be transferred to Alaska. Oh well. Be careful what you wish for.

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