do one's time

idiom

: to serve the number of months or years that is required of someone in the military or a prisoner
sometimes used figuratively
I've done my time at that terrible job, and now it's time to move on.

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“Do one's time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20one%27s%20time. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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