À qui mal veut, mal arrive = Harm watch, harm catch; Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.

[This proverb is said to be of Turkish origin. The Spanish equivalent is: “Who sows thorns, let him not walk barefoot.” Comp. Psalms cix. 17.]

J'ai mal au cœur = I feel sick.

Vous prenez tout en mal = You put a wrong construction on everything.

Elle s'est trouvée mal = She fainted.

Elle est au plus mal = She is past recovery.

Sa sœur aînée n'est pas mal = Her elder sister is not bad-looking.

Aux grands maux les grands remèdes = Desperate diseases require desperate remedies.