Definition of a glutton for punishment in English:

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a glutton for punishment

A person who is always eager to undertake hard or unpleasant tasks.
Example sentences
  • There are even do-it-yourself waxing kits, but unless you're a glutton for punishment, it's pretty hard to put yourself through such torture and it can get very messy.
  • From fit 20-year-olds just hoping to drop the last five kilos to 60-year-olds wanting to stay in shape and challenge themselves, it seems there is no shortage of gluttons for punishment.
  • We are obviously gluttons for punishment, as we decided to follow that up with a full-blown tour around the shops - we needed to buy a present for a friend, use some vouchers that we'd received as a present and Akra needed new slippers.
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