glutton for punishment
Someone who habitually takes on burdensome or unpleasant tasks or unreasonable amounts of work. For example, Rose agreed to organize the church fair for the third year in a row—she's a glutton for punishment. This expression originated as a glutton for work in the late 1800s, punishment being substituted about a century later.
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was no mistaking this for the gaudiness and gilt of made-for-TV awards shows.
In an act of corporal punishment that we at the Daily Beast do not condone, Joseph grabbed Him by the ear and “pulled hard.”
When Christians and Hindus are accused of insulting Islam in Pakistan, the punishment is harsh.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Given the potential for a cyber tit-for-tat to escalate, Obama has even more incentive to find a diplomatic solution.
The fact that the day following the punishment parade was a Sunday brought about a certain relaxation from discipline.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
These evidences of an impulse to look on correction as a quite proper thing are corroborated by stories of self-punishment.Children's Ways|James Sully
But once Austria was disposed of, Prussia and Russia met their punishment for having given her secret or open aid.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Punishment still comes to us from those whom we would circumvent.
It was he who deserved punishment—not the sufferer with his calamities imposed upon him by his erring sire.