English version

for your pains

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfor your painsfor your painsDO something/TAKE ACTIONas a reward for something you worked to achieve – used especially when this is disappointing I fetched the file, and all I got for my pains was a dirty look from Simon. pain
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for your painsBut I was laughed at for my pains.The farmer took a cigarette for his pains and refused food.He got a knighthood as well as a fortune for his pains - the first professional sportsman to do so.Ryker pushed against the back of a man trying to get through and got an angry glare for his pains.All I got for my pains was a grunt that fitted well with his simian features.Instead, he got mystery for his pains, more and more mystery.Feminists who recognize this contradiction are pilloried for their pains.
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