be sorry for (oneself)(redirected from be sorry for themselves)
be sorry for (oneself)
To feel pity for oneself due to circumstances or treatment perceived as unfair or exceptionally harmful. The phrase typically implies that such feelings are not fully warranted. I know you're disappointed that opportunity didn't work out, but you need to stop being sorry for yourself and start auditioning again.
See also: sorry
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be/feel ˈsorry for yourself(informal, disapproving) be/feel unhappy because you think other people have treated you badly, etc: You can’t sit there feeling sorry for yourself all day.
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