Simple Definition of sob story
: 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
She told a sob story about how she had to starve herself to pay for the rent.
I don't want to hear any of your sob stories.
First Known Use of sob story
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