for one's sins

idiom

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chiefly British, humorous
used to say that someone is doing something unpleasant, difficult, etc., as a form of punishmentFor 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 28 Oct. 2020.

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