woe is me

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First found in the King James translation of the Old Testament.

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woe is me

  1. Used to show that the speaker feels distress or misery; often used humorously.
    Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! Psalms 120:5
    Woe is me, I have eaten your bagel.

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