She's a British citizen but lives in Canada.
put the years in
She had put the years in, and was entitled to some reward for her hard work.
don't get me wrong
A: Jack, why are you so fussy about me?
B: No, I'm not. I can't complain about you.
A: But I resent your criticism.
B: Don't get me wrong. What I do is for your own good.