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English definition of “beat your breast/chest”

beat your breast/chest

to show how sad or guilty you feel in an obvious or public way: There's no point in beating your breast about losing the money - you won't get it back.Expressing and showing feelings
(Definition of beat your breast/chest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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