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The meaning of "a sorry sight"
" A sorry sight "
1. Something sadly neglected. 2. A person or thing of untidy appearance.
1. These Georgian townhouses were beautiful when they were built, but they make a sorry sight now they’ve been left unoccupied and vandalised. 2. Since Jim hit the bottle after Joan left him he’s not been taking care of himself. He looked a sorry sight today just dressed in old clothes and slippers.