hard-luck story

hard-luck story
hard-luck story noun
A person's (esp false or exaggerated) account of his or her own bad luck and suffering, usu intended to gain sympathy
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ˌhard-ˈluck story f11 [hard-luck story] noun
a story about yourself that you tell sb in order to get their sympathy or help

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