glutton/sucker for punishment

Definition of glutton/sucker for punishment

:a person who is attracted to pain, suffering, difficulty, etc.
  • He keeps playing football despite all his injuries. I guess he's a glutton/sucker for punishment.

Word by Word Definitions

glutton play
  1. : one given habitually to greedy and voracious eating and drinking

  2. : one that has a great capacity for accepting or enduring something

  3. : wolverine

sucker play
  1. : one that sucks especially a breast or udder : suckling

  2. : a device for creating or regulating suction (such as a piston or valve in a pump)

  3. : a pipe or tube through which something is drawn by suction

  1. : to remove suckers from

  2. : hoodwink

  3. : to send out suckers

punishment play
  1. : the act of punishing

  2. : suffering, pain, or loss that serves as retribution

  3. : a penalty inflicted on an offender through judicial procedure


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