it's payback time

it's payback time

It is time for revenge against or retribution from someone or something; it is time for someone or something to get what they deserve. They stole the championship from us last year, but now it's payback time.
See also: payback, time

it’s ˈpayback time

(especially American English, informal) used to say that you are now going to make somebody suffer because of something bad he/she did to you: You were mean to me when we were kids, and now it’s payback time!
See also: payback, time
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The people who have stood by me through thick and thin, it's payback time for them.
The people who've stood by me through thick and thin - it's payback time for them too," she said.
JOSE Mourinho's Old Trafford was a graveyard for the nation's accas last season - and it's payback time.
In the meantime, it's payback time for Vente for the kindness he received from the people of Marawi.
And it's payback time to the bullies as he will offer two months free training to anyone who has been picked on.
Then it's payback time - stretch out those hard-worked muscles after your fight.
Rodriguez played in both those games and the midfielder claims it's payback time in this year's final at the iconic Maracana in Rio.
In the summer, of course, it's payback time, because I'm sweltering.
He added: "I would have been really struggling had it not been for the invaluable help that the lovely people from the Alzheimer's Society gave me when my mum had dementia so I feel it's payback time.
It's payback time for your shameful deceit over student tuition fees a couple of years ago, Mr Clegg.
Syria: It's payback time for Iran Iran bagged several gold medals without participating in any games throughout the past decade.
He feels it's payback time as Wrexham thrashed them 4-1 earlier this season.
45pm RIGHT, it's payback time, writes Ian Wilkerson.
From young we kept you out of trouble, we kept you safe and now it's payback time.
They have said 'Cardiff City looked after us when they could and now it's payback time.
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