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sob story

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsob storyˈsob ˌstory noun [countable] informal  SYMPATHIZEa story, especially one that is not true, that someone tells you in order to make you feel sorry for them a sob story about how she lost all her money
Examples from the Corpus
sob storyBut I wouldn't consider myself to be a sob story.In fact, he was brutally cynical, ruthlessly efficient and hardened to every sob story under the sun.
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