punish (someone or oneself) for (something)

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punish (someone or oneself) for (something)

To penalize or discipline someone or oneself for some crime, wrong, mistake, or other transgression. Bob punished himself for breaking his diet over the holidays by only eating vegetables for two weeks straight. I feel like this heavy workload is the boss's way of punishing me for disagreeing with him during the meeting.
See also: for, punish
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punish someone for something

to discipline someone for [doing] something. Someone will punish you for what you did. Please don't punish me for doing it. I'm sorry.
See also: for, punish
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It's mean to punish us for what Peter and Felicity did.
It's not that the EC is seeking to punish us for leaving; they want us to stay.
If earlier they used to say they punished us for Ukraine, now the wording has been changed dramatically: now they punish us for the mere fact of being on the global arena," she said in an interview with the Voskresny Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym (Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov) program on the Rossiya-1 television channel.
It is time to stop playing political games and stand together as one nation and give our Prime Minister the opportunity to do what she set out to do, and that is get the best possible deal she can from the EU who, don't forget, have promised to punish us for leaving.
up to EU threats EVEN before formal negotiations about our exit from the EU have begun, the desperate moguls of Brussels are making threatening noises, such as claiming that we have to pay them 50-60 billion euros as a so-called divorce settlement, whilst claiming, hilariously, that they are not trying to punish us for leaving their rotten organisation.
It's bad enough that the ordinary working people of this country should be forced to bail out the fraudulent casino banking of the rich but to then punish us for it like this is not just obscene but sadistic.
SO the people of Coventry have again elected the usual suspects in local and national elections and the leader of Coventry Council is warning that the evil Tories will slash and burn to punish us for doing so.
"Israel wants to punish us for reaching an agreement with Hamas for achieving conciliation which we have always sought, forming a conciliation government that will group technocrats who are not linked to Fatah or Hamas or other factions," he added.
We have rules to protect us from and punish us for many things in Northern Ireland.
There's no extra money to pay for your first class stamps and yet you want to punish us for being destitute.
Gilman said in a statement that the verdict unfairly punished the newspaper for protecting confidential sources: "The Globe was denied the opportunity to present its case by an earlier judge who chose to punish us for our refusal to disclose confidential sources.
We were punished for speaking Spanish at one point, and now some want to punish us for not speaking Spanish any longer.
Our friends across the channel want to punish us for leaving the EU and our enemies want us to fail.
They shelled the town to punish us for wanting freedom."