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sob story

noun [C] uk   us   informal disapproving
a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself that is intended to make you feel sympathy for that person: She came out with some sob story about not having enough money to go and see her father who was ill.
Translations of “sob story”
in Chinese (Traditional) (意在博取同情的)傷感故事…
in Chinese (Simplified) (意在博取同情的)伤感故事…
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