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sob story

sob story

noun

: a sad story about yourself that you tell in order to make people feel sorry for you

Full Definition of SOB STORY

:  a sentimental story or account intended chiefly to evoke sympathy or sadness

Examples of SOB STORY

  1. She told a sob story about how she had to starve herself to pay for the rent.
  2. I don't want to hear any of your sob stories.

First Known Use of SOB STORY

1913

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