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payback

Revenge or retribution. Many people believe the demotion was payback for his refusal to support the president's controversial tax overhaul. I could see him staggering over to us, drunk as a skunk and looking for payback.

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

payback

n. retribution. You hit me, I hit you. That’s your payback.
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We're excited to join NCICU's Collaboration Initiative and to offer our innovative procure-through-pay programs to NCICU institutions," said Bob Wood, Managing Partner of Payback.
Community Payback (formerly known as community service) is run by Staffordshire and West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company.
To cash in their points, partners should login to the payback website.
Working with our partners in Northumbria Probation Trust, we arranged to have this work carried out by offenders as part of their community payback.
Last year, across Coventry and Warwickshire, offenders sentenced in court to Community Payback did over 110,000 hours of unpaid work.
By migrating to FirstSpirit, PAYBACK will be able to meet the growing demand for service availability and quality on the Internet and its mobile channels due to a cost-efficient content integration platform.
As part of their court orders, offenders taking part in the West Yorkshire Probation Trust's Community Payback teams will clear snow and ice as the region braces itself for plunging temperatures.
This week Community Payback, formerly known as community service, is 40 years old.
Prize: 1x DVD/Blu-ray of Payback Season as described, delivered within 28 days of closing date.
With an installed cost of $1,055,577 and an estimated annual savings of $656,162, the payback will be in 1.
There's a percentage of prisoners who need to be in prison to protect the public, but a large number could be dealt with in community payback schemes.
He was the first person in Scotland to receive a community payback order, just days after justice minister Kenny MacAskill introduced them as a "tough" alternative to short jail terms.
The current issue of New Scientist shows the following cost-benefit figures: Small mast-mounted wind turbine: cost pounds 15,000; payback time 40 years; Solar electric system: cost pounds 11,000; payback time 55 years; Loft insulation: cost pounds 250; payback time two years.
After speaking with a number of them, one of them pointed out how sometimes they get approached by members of the public about doing work in the community, sometimes mistakenly for Community Payback workers.
A single-subject design was used in 2 experiments about the effects of percentage payback (winnings in proportion to total amount bet) on gambling on a slot-machine simulation in 8 adult humans.