English version

spare a thought for somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspare a thought for somebodyspare a thought for somebodyTHINK ABOUTto think about another person who is in a worse situation than you are Spare a thought for Nick, who’s doing his exams right now. spare
Examples from the Corpus
spare a thought for somebodyWhilst knitting your designs you might spare a thought for Giant Pandas now very much an endangered species.But spare a thought for Helen Williams.But whereas Errol struck it lucky, spare a thought for Instonian Neil Cooke.While all these contrivances give us the pleasure of moving water, we must spare a thought for the plants beneath.We should spare a thought for those less fortunate.Let us take a moment this Advent to spare a thought for what the poorest of our world are waiting for.
spare a thought for somebodyspare a thought for somebodyBritish EnglishTHINK ABOUT used to tell someone that they should think about someone who is in a worse situation than they are Spare a thought for those who don’t have enough to eat. thought
Examples from the Corpus
spare a thought for somebodyBut spare a thought for Helen Williams.But whereas Errol struck it lucky, spare a thought for Instonian Neil Cooke.Whilst knitting your designs you might spare a thought for Giant Pandas now very much an endangered species.While all these contrivances give us the pleasure of moving water, we must spare a thought for the plants beneath.Let us take a moment this Advent to spare a thought for what the poorest of our world are waiting for.
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