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, 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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Summary: Simon Cowell has apparently recommended that Charlie Sheen stops feeling sorry for himself and works through his problems.
Feeling sorry for himself, Matt makes a wish that everything in Keith's life will go bad for once.