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be a sad/tragic/devastating etc commentary on something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a sad/tragic/devastating etc commentary on somethingbe a sad/tragic/devastating etc commentary on somethingSHOW/BE A SIGN OFto be a sign of how bad a particular situation is The incident was a sad commentary on British football. commentary
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be a sad/tragic/devastating etc commentary on somethingThe experience of some Sunday morning services in competition with golf is a sad commentary on the bending of principle to person.
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