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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Frontman Ryan Young says: "All the other records were about moping around and feeling sorry for yourself. This one is less about feeling sorry for yourself and more about accepting how goddamn miserable you are." Young and the band membersbassist Robbie Smartwood, guitarist John Polydoros, and new drummer Kyle Manningholed up at The Hideaway in Minneapolis with additional recording at Pachyderm Studios, a midcentury mansion where Nirvana recorded In Utero, to make Be Good.
But things don't improve by feeling sorry for yourself - you have to take action.
"But there also has to be a realisation that you can't walk around with your lip out either, feeling sorry for yourself.
But this is no time for feeling sorry for yourself.
When they take a hit, they bounce back and say, ''hit me again.'' Not feeling sorry for yourself is an essential card to have and I don't see people succeed without it.
But it's gone now and it's not worth looking back and feeling sorry for yourself.
There's no point feeling sorry for yourself. The game's done and we have to look forward."
This hurts, it hurts like hell, but you can't start feeling sorry for yourself. There are some massive games around the corner.
Mum-of-two-daughters asserted that focusing on her girls has helped her too and sitting there wallowing and feeling sorry for yourself doesn't help anyone.
There's no point in going out there and feeling sorry for yourself."
Being negative, and feeling sorry for yourself will keep you in the groove.
It hurts, but if you go around feeling sorry for yourself it will go and get a whole lot worse.
"One of things I said in the dressing room was we've got three cup finals coming up, so stop feeling sorry for yourself and start recovering right now."
You've stopped feeling sorry for yourself and realised that you can, and should, fight for what and who you want.
Cowell added: "I would say stop feeling sorry for yourself. I genuinely would.