payback time

Definition of payback time

:a time for punishment for something that was done in the past
  • You've ruined my life, and now it's payback time.

Word by Word Definitions

payback play
  1. : requital

  2. : a return on an investment equal to the original capital outlay

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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