What does it mean? The phrase.?

What does this phrase means?

"sows the wind, but reaps whirlwind"

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You got much more than what you bargained for. You planned/expected one thing, but the actual circumstances yielded far greater consequences than were anticipated. The usual inference being unfavorable consequences.

  • 1 decade ago

    "sows the wind, but reaps whirlwind"

    Means that the results the person achieved from an action were much larger than expected, and not controllable.

  • 1 decade ago

    The full quote is:

    For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

    ------------ Hosea 8:7 The Bible (King James Version)

    Sowing refers to the planting of seed.

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