for one's sins

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for one's sins

chiefly British, humorous
used to say that someone is doing something unpleasant, difficult, etc., as a form of punishment
  • For my sins, I was made chairman of the board.

Word by Word Definitions

sin play sins
  1. : an offense against religious or moral law

  2. : an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible

  3. : an often serious shortcoming : fault

  1. : to commit a sin

  2. : to commit an offense or fault

  1. : the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table


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