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English definition of “tale of woe”

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tale of woe

a report of the bad things that have happened: I asked how he was and he gave me a real tale of woe.
Translations of “tale of woe”
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲慘的故事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悲惨的故事…
(Definition of tale of woe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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