tale of woe


tale of woe
Сленг: извинения за несделанную работу, перечень личных проблем, печальный рассказ

Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

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  • tale of woe — n. a sad story; a list of personal problems; an excuse for failing to do something. □ I listened to her tale of woe without saying anything. □ This tale of woe that we have all been getting from Kelly is just too much …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Tale of Woe and Misfortune — infobox Book | name = The Tale of Woe and Misfortune ( [ Tale of ] Woe Misfortune , Woe and Ill Fortune , Misery Luckless Plight ) title orig = Повесть о Горе Злочастии translator = Serge Zenkovsky image caption = author = Anonymous illustrator …   Wikipedia

  • tale — W3 [teıl] n [: Old English; Origin: talu] 1.) a story about exciting imaginary events tale of ▪ tales of adventure ▪ a book of old Japanese folk tales (=traditional stories) ▪ a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen ▪ a caution …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tale — [ teıl ] noun count ** 1. ) a story about imaginary events or people: tale of: tales of bravery and romance 2. ) a spoken account of someone s experiences, especially when they are made to seem more exciting or unpleasant than they really were:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tale */*/ — UK [teɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms tale : singular tale plural tales 1) a story about imaginary events or people tale of: tales of bravery and romance 2) a spoken account of someone s experiences, especially when they are made to seem… …   English dictionary

  • tale — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long, rambling ▪ familiar ▪ amazing, bizarre, curious (esp. BrE), extraordinary, fantastic …   Collocations dictionary

  • woe — [[t]wo͟ʊ[/t]] woes 1) N UNCOUNT Woe is very great sadness. [LITERARY] He listened to my tale of woe... All around women wailed their woe or screamed abuse. Ant: joy 2) N PLURAL: usu with poss You can refer to someone s problems as their woes.… …   English dictionary

  • woe — n. archaic or literary 1 affliction; bitter grief; distress. 2 (in pl.) calamities, troubles. 3 joc. problems (told me a tale of woe). Phrases and idioms: woe betide there will be unfortunate consequences for (woe betide you if you are late). woe …   Useful english dictionary

  • woe — noun 1 literary (U) great sadness: a tale of woe 2 woes (plural) formal the problems and troubles affecting someone: They tend to blame all of Africa s woes on colonialism. 3 woe betide especially humorous used to warn someone that there will be… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • woe — noun 1) a tale of woe Syn: misery, sorrow, distress, wretchedness, sadness, unhappiness, heartache, heartbreak, despondency, despair, depression, regret, gloom, melancholy; adversity, misfortune, disaster …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • woe — noun 1) a tale of woe Syn: misery, sorrow, distress, sadness, unhappiness, heartache, heartbreak, despair, adversity, misfortune, disaster, suffering, hardship 2) financial woes Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary


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