fine (someone) for (something)

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fine (someone) for (something)

To charge one a monetary fee as a punishment for something they've done. Aw man, I only left my car in the fire zone for a few minutes, and they fined me for it.
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fine someone for something

to demand a monetary penalty from someone for having done something. The judge fined her for speeding. The agency fined our company for having the wrong kind of tank to store waste oil.
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"North Wales councils are the worst run organisations in the country, perhaps we should fine them?" While Selina Callender said "they should fine us for breathing too" and Andrea Wood said: "So my daughter would get fined when the big fat seagull nicked her sandwich out of her hand then?" Gethin Williams added: "Good luck enforcing that.
PS100 fines for food waste found in bin bags | If they fine us for making a mistake in putting food in the wrong bin, what will they fine us for next?
"The NFL used to fine us for wearing our socks like Frank Gore....what changed?" Wiley wrote on his Twitter account Sunday.
"I think it's appalling the way traffic police fine us for illegal parking on weekdays, but turn a blind eye towards people parking on pavements and streets on Friday afternoon," says a resident who wishes to remain anonymous.
They heavily fine us for parking our vehicles at wrong places.
It's a sin that we are deceived in such a way by local authorities who will fine us for not putting the right bits in the right coloured bin, while they flog our rubbish and with it their responsibilities to rate-payer and planet.
"This is almost Monty Pythonesque ( by Postcomm's line of thinking I have absolutely no doubt that later this year the regulator will fine us for delivering the best quality of service ever due to the fact that they decide it's anti-competitive."
"The most the match referee could have done was to fine us for a slow over- rate.
'As they are going to fine us for taking children on holiday in term time, why not reduce the holidays from six to four weeks?'