pile on the agony

pile on the agony

  (British & Australian informal)
to try to get sympathy from other people by making your problems seem worse than they really are (usually in continuous tenses) He was really piling on the agony, saying he was heart-broken and hadn't got anything left to live for.
See also: on, pile
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The Rangers fans who boycotted Tannadice are the lucky ones as Jon Daly and Russell pile on the agony and Ian Black and Kal Naismith are sent off in the dying minutes.
CHARLIE MULGREW says Celtic can't afford to feel to sorry themselves after their Ajax woe - because domestic rivals are lining up to pile on the agony if they let them.
REVIVED Boro are priced as 7/2 underdogs to pile on the agony for 4/5 favourites Spurs at White Hart Lane tonight.
MAGICAL Monty Panesar helped England pile on the agony at Lord's yesterday as South Africa were forced to follow on after being skittled for 247.
O'Gara helped to pile on the agony when he sent out a long pass to Kelly to give his wing a run in to the corner for his second try.
Ex-Huddersfield striker Andy Payton returned to his former club to pile on the agony for Bruce.
But he hopes Leeds pile on the agony for Super League's youngest boss tonight.
The rogue ref copped a two-year jail stretch but German chiefs want to pile on the agony by hitting him in the pocket.
SHAKHTAR DONETSK hitman Julius Aghahowa last night insisted they will pile on the agony for Celtic and end their European dream on Tuesday.
Blackburn plan to pile on the agony for Martin O'Neill as Sam Allardyce's side look to secure a top 10 finish.
Elsewhere, Unibond League Burscough snatched a dramatic 3-2 injury-time victory against Gillingham to pile on the agony for under-fire manager Neale Cooper.
Glasgow Tigers are desperate to pile on the agony for Stoke Potters in what will be a grudge match of epic proportions at Ashfield tomorrow.
BURNLEY aim to pile on the agony for Tottenham tonight and do to them what they did to Aston Villa in the last round of the League Cup.
And more slack defending allowed Ade Akinbiyi to pile on the agony with his eighth goal of the season to push Stoke closer towards their target of First Division survival.
But the 69-year-old will ruthlessly try to pile on the agony for current boss George Burley in the St James' Park clash.