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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.
Revenge or retribution. Many people believe the demotion was payback for his refusal to support the legislation. I could see him staggering over to us, drunk as a skunk and looking for payback.
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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!
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n. retribution. You hit me, I hit you. That’s your payback.
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