Definition of 'sob story'
Example sentences containing 'sob story'
I could just about stomach his sob story about turning to stealing and robbing houses after his brother died.The Sun (2009)
We've all heard the sob story about how she trained so hard to transform her body into the muscle machine it is today.The Sun (2013)
Well, for about five minutes until he finds her packing to leave, then he weakens and listens to a sob story about her miserable childhood.The Sun (2012)
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Definition of sob story from the Collins English Dictionary
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