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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.
Translations of “beat your breast/chest”
in Chinese (Traditional) 捶胸頓足…
in Chinese (Simplified) 捶胸顿足…
(Definition of beat your breast/chest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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