feel sorry for (oneself)

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feel 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 feeling sorry for yourself and start auditioning again.
See also: feel, for, 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.
See also: feel, for, sorry
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"There is no time to feel sorry for ourselves, we have to focus on winning on Sunday against Huddersfield and also our final game of the season against Cardiff to see where that leaves us in the league table," Mata said.
Warnock added: "We'll feel sorry for ourselves tonight, but we've been written off that many times since I've been here.
"We created chances against Waterford but didn't score, which is frustrating, but we can't feel sorry for ourselves."
We cannot feel sorry for ourselves but only work harder and move over to the next challenge."Oliech has been one of the impressive performers for Gor this season.
"We can't feel sorry for ourselves, we need to keep on going and try and take the positives from a game like Brighton.
He added: "We cannot feel sorry for ourselves because it is a long old season.
We can't feel sorry for ourselves because we have a big game in midweek against Hearts in the cup."
"We can't feel sorry for ourselves, we've got to go out and prove that we're a good team," he said.
"After Carwyn and I were diagnosed we decided we couldn't just sit around and feel sorry for ourselves.
"We can feel sorry for ourselves and say it's game over, or take some confidence from the way we played against Sweden.
ONE can feel badly done to at times, for which we can be prone to feel sorry for ourselves. I suppose to a degree it's called self pity and selfishness.
"We're experiencing injuries and debatable decisions week in, week out at the moment, but I said to the boys you've got to respond at these times - we can feel sorry for ourselves, or we can dust ourselves down and get on with what we've got, and to be fair to them, that's what they did today.
"We've just got to dust ourselves down and make sure we don't feel sorry for ourselves, because we know we're still good enough to do if.
However, we cannot afford to feel sorry for ourselves as our season is far from over.