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wear sackcloth and ashes

to show by your behaviour that you are very sorry for something you did that was wrong
Translations of “wear sackcloth and ashes”
in Chinese (Traditional) 極其懊悔,處於懺悔中…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极其懊悔,处于忏悔中…
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