punish (someone or oneself) for (something)

(redirected from punishing us for)

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: punish

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: punish
References in periodicals archive ?
Why are you (centre) punishing us for faults which are not ours," said Mamata.
I think they are punishing us for voting Aaron the winner last year.
I'D like to go along with the Church of England bishops who claim our foul summer weather is down to God punishing us for ravaging his planet.
"The museum is punishing us for behaving like a union instead of an association," said Cinquina, who has served on PASTA's negotiating committee for nine years.
The rest of Europe was punishing us for joining Dubya in his 21st century crusade.