don/wear sackcloth and ashes


: to publicly express or show sorrow or regret for having done something wrong
He should be forced to wear sackcloth and ashes and apologize for his lies.

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don/wear sackcloth and ashes


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“Don/wear sackcloth and ashes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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