for one's sins

idiom

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.

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“For one's sins.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20one%27s%20sins. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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