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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But this is no time for feeling sorry for yourself.
IF YOU'RE feeling sorry for yourself about something minor--let's say you're in the second week of a wicked cold, for example--nothing will snap you out of self-pity mode like reading Jim Rendon's new book.
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.
Cross said: "Kicking cats, feeling sorry for yourself, all those things don't get you picked do they?
I thought, 'stop feeling sorry for yourself, you've got nothing to feel bad about'.
This hurts, it hurts like hell, but you can't start feeling sorry for yourself.
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.
There's no point feeling sorry for yourself or our players feeling sorry for themselves.