for my sins

for (one's) sins

As a punishment or disciplinary action for one's wrongdoing. Primarily heard in UK. Let me guess—I have to clean the toilets for my sins.
See also: for, sin

for my sins

As a punishment for one's wrongs. Often used humorously. In confession, the priest urged me to do some good deeds for my sins. I must have been tasked with this boring project for my sins.
See also: for, sin
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for my sins

As a punishment for wrongdoing, used in a jocular way. This usage dates from about 1800. For example, “For my sins we’ve bought a vacation house in Spain.”
See also: for, sin
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