for one's sins
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
: an offense against religious or moral law
: an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible
: an often serious shortcoming : fault
: to commit a sin
: to commit an offense or fault
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