What does glutton for punishment mean?


Idiom Meaning:

someone who enjoys doing hard or unpleasant tasks


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Charly (2002)

Time of Scene: ~01:02:55

Charly: I told him how you’d broken my heart. He understood about that. But I said, “I still love him.”

Sam: What did he say?

Charly: He said I was probably a glutton for punishment, but I suppose I’ve always known that.

Sam: I love you.

Charly: You’d better.


ER “Love is a Battlefield” (2009)

Time of Scene: ~00:08:40

Dr. Simon Brenner: You’ve been married and divorced three times to each other?

Harry Feingold: What can I tell you? I’m a glutton for punishment.

Dr. Tony Gates: All right, any pain in the stomach?

Barbara Feingold: Not really. But I do have a pain in my ass, and he’s standing two feet away.


Justice League “Twilight: Part II” (2003)

Time of Scene: ~00:18:20

Superman: No, Darkseid, to get off this rock, you’ll have to go through me.

Darkseid: You really are a glutton for punishment. Time and again I’ve beaten you, humbled you. What makes you think today’s outcome will be any different?

Superman: Because this time, I won’t stop until you’re just a greasy smear on my fist. Let’s go.



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