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wear sackcloth and ashes

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwear sackcloth and asheswear sackcloth and ashesBritish EnglishSORRY/APOLOGIZE to behave in a way that shows everyone you are sorry about something wrong you have done sackcloth
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wear sackcloth and ashesI have no wish to see Aitken go through the rest of his life wearing sackcloth and ashes.
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