sob story

Definitions of sob story
  1. noun
    a sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress; designed to arouse sympathy
    synonyms: sob stuff
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    type of:
    narration, narrative, story, tale
    a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
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