for one's sins

Definition of for one's sins

chiefly British, humorous

  1. —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

sinplay sins
  1. :  an offense against religious or moral law

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

    :  an often serious shortcoming :  fault

  1. :  to commit a sin

    :  to commit an offense or fault

  1. : sine

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to cast off or become cast off

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