be/feel sorry for yourself

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be sorry for (oneself)

To be focused on one's own unhappiness. 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

feel sorry for (oneself)

To be focused on one's own unhappiness. 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, sorry

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, sorry
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In this league you don't feel sorry for yourself or make excuses and in front of our own crowd, we've to make sure we're ready.
You can't just stay in bed and feel sorry for yourself.
Tomkins pointed out: "You can't feel sorry for yourself when you are playing Leicester away.
He insisted: "You can't feel sorry for yourself - you've got to pick yourself up and go again.
I've learned that the most important trait you need as an entrepreneur is, when you take a hit, to not feel sorry for yourself.
It's tough, but nobody will feel sorry for you and what you can't do is feel sorry for yourself.
Wenger said: "I was very impressed because I felt that when you come out of a bad period like we are, and you are 2-0 down, you can feel sorry for yourself or you can show you have the mental qualities to play for this club.
Murray said: "It's quite easy when something like that happens to feel sorry for yourself and think, 'Oh, I can't believe this has happened', in a match that I was in pretty decent control of at the time.
But you don't have time to feel sorry for yourself, because you're all working as hard as each other.
You can't feel sorry for yourself when she's rushing around, raiding your wardrobe and chatting away.
He added: "As much as you feel sorry for yourself when this sort of thing happens, there are people in far worse situations than me.
Sometimes you feel sorry for yourself, you are finding reasons for doing the training.
DON'T just feel sorry for yourself if you're suffering from winter ills - spare a thought for rooms that may have their own seasonal ailments.
If you feel sorry for yourself, all it does is bring you down and bring everybody down,'' Dunleavy said.
Dedge to accept that "unfairness is a condition of life" and tells him to "get on with your life and stop trying to feel sorry for yourself at taxpayer expense.