Definition of state of affairs or things in English:

state of affairs (or things)

  • A situation or set of circumstances: the survey revealed a sorry state of affairs in schools
    More example sentences
    • I don't want to travel by public transport as I don't feel safe, and that is a sorry state of affairs.
    • Sunderland's solicitor Clive Flynn described the case as a sad and sorry state of affairs.
    • A sorry state of affairs to say the least and a disaster for the promotion of the game.
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Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively