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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"It's payback time for him because the club has been very good for him.
And I can't go out of the house that much because I might be the one who will be killed by the DDS because it's payback time)," he said.
SHELLEY manager Ash Berry wants to make sure it's payback time for St Helens Town - more than 30 years down the line.
It's payback time for many English Premier League clubs who aren't prepared to give their kids enough game time.
Ally Bank is sending a message that "It's Payback Time" by offering consumers who enroll between October 15-21, 2018, an opportunity to earn a 1-percent cash bonus on new external funds deposited into an eligible Ally Bank account by Oct.
Now it's payback time for Angela, and her sights might be set on evicting Haleigh.
There are three categories: PA of the Year, Legal PA of the Year and Social Media PA of the Year ENTER NOW So if you feel you've earned a shot at the shortlist, or you know a personal assistant who's worth their weight in gold, it's payback time.
'Now it's payback time as one good turn deserves another,' Simeon noted.
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.
Then it's payback time - stretch out those hard-worked muscles after your fight.
"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.
IN response to Bernie Carroll's letter with his childish name-calling of 'Little Englanders', 'bigots' and 'xenophobes', he is obviously ignorant of the wider sweep of history (It's payback time, ECHO letters October 31)..
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