Definition of sob story in English:

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sob story


A story or explanation intended to make someone feel sympathy for the person relating it: Emma fell for every sob story she was told
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  • I'm not pleading for sympathy or giving you a sob story, that's not my style, but it is really, really getting to me.
  • As careful reporters and producers demonstrated over and over again, a story that makes you cry need not be a sob story, and should not be.
  • He hands over his expense money in an airport when he falls for a sob story from a woman.

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