play the martyr

idiom

Definition of play the martyr

: to act like someone who deserves admiration or sympathy because of being badly treated

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“Play the martyr.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play%20the%20martyr. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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