A Plague On Both Your Houses

“A Plague On Both Your Houses
Help me into some house, Benvolio,
Or I shall faint. A plague a’ both your houses!
They have made worms’ meat of me. I have it,
And soundly too. Your houses!”

– Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet

With his dying breath, a character vents his anger at his killers, or some other personal enemy. It may be an actual dying curse that is believed to (or, in some settings, actually does) have the power to harm the target, or it may simply be a prediction of a well-deserved bad end.
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