A Sorry Sight



A Sorry Sight : Phrases




Meaning:

A regrettable and unwelcome aspect or feature. Now also used to mean something or someone of untidy appearance.


Example:

What
a sorry sight! You should have driven safe. This accident is totally avoidable.


Origin:

From Shakespeare's Macbeth, 1605:

MACBETH:


Hark! Who lies i' the second chamber?

LADY MACBETH:


Donalbain.

MACBETH:


This is a sorry sight.
[Looking on his hands]

LADY MACBETH:


A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight.



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