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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!
n. retribution. You hit me, I hit you. That’s your payback.