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sing in tribulation

To succumb to torture and confess one's misdeeds. I know he stole chickens from my farm, and he'll tell you all about it, once he's singing in tribulation!
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trials and tribulations

Various difficulties, hardships, or problems, especially those that test one's courage, endurance, or resolve. The many trials and tribulations of becoming a doctor both serve to educate future medical practitioners as well as weed out those who aren't willing to dedicate the necessary time and effort. I hate going out with coworkers—all we end up doing is going over the various trials and tribulations of our job!
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trials and tribulations

Cliché problems and tests of one's courage or perseverance. I suppose I have the normal trials and tribulations for a person of my background, but some days are just a little too much for me. I promise not to tell you of the trials and tribulations of my day if you promise not to tell me yours!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trials and tribulations

Tests of one's patience or endurance, as in She went through all the trials and tribulations of being admitted to law school only to find she couldn't afford to go . This redundant expression- trial and tribulation here both mean the same thing-is also used semi-humorously, as in Do you really want to hear about the trials and tribulations of my day at the office?
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ˌtrials and tribuˈlations

difficulties and troubles: The novel is about the trials and tribulations of adolescence.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

trials and tribulations

Troubles and afflictions. This cliché, from the late nineteenth century, is actually redundant, for trial here means “trouble” or “misfortune,” as, in effect, does tribulation. It is a case of repetition for emphasis, as well as alliteration, and today is used more lightly than in the past. For example, “Jane told me about the trials and tribulations of her trip—flight cancellations, lost baggage, and a horrid hotel.”
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And Cape Tribulation can do the same and get the better of chiefly Ryanair Chase runner-up First Lieutenant.
his returning to in search Cape Tribulation may be a 20-1 shot for the Gold Cup but has earned his place in the showpiece event after his recent defeat of former Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander in the Argento Chase over the course.
(Boylesports), Captain Chris 16/1 (general) and Cape Tribulation 25s (William Hill, Paddy Power, Youwin).
Cape Tribulation, winner of last year's Pertemps Hurdle Final, earned the right to be in the field when beating 2010 Gold Cup hero Imperial Commander in the Argento Chase on Festival Trials Day last month.
In the spring, Cape Tribulation achieved a rare handicap hurdles double at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals, beginning with a threequarter-length call in the Pertemps Final.
"We are looking at the John Smith's Hurdle for Cape Tribulation. He has come out of his race at York in smashing form and I couldn't be happier with him," said Jefferson.
MALCOLM JEFFERSON is still mulling over whether to run the talented Cape Tribulation in Saturday's Maxilead Metals Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase at Haydock Park.
It could be a fine afternoon for Jefferson, with Cape Tribulation expected to do the business in the Ralph Larder 65th Birthday Novices' Chase.
TOMORROW'S TIPS KEMPTON: 1.50 Valentino Swing, 2.20 Captain Dimitrios, 2.50 Trachonitis, 3.20 Gandalf, 3.55 Chilli Green, 4.25 Roman Flame, 4.55 Master Of Dance, 5.25 Saddlers Bend MARKET RASEN: 2.00 Spirit Of Adjisa, 2.30 Break The Chain, 3.00 The Magic Bishop, 3.30 CAPE TRIBULATION (NAP), 4.05 Bennynthejets, 4.35 Huckleberry SEDGEFIELD: 2.10 Palawi, 2.40 Euro American, 3.10 Desert Cry, 3.45 Rawaaj, 4.15 Sir Tantallus Hawk, 4.45 Lady Bluesky DOUBLE: Cape Tribulation and Desert Cry
"The whole nation including PML-N stands by our flood affected brethren in this hour of need and tribulation and government of Punjab would provide full assistance as we can," he said.