#IOTW: Sorry

For Muslims, Idul Fitri is the best time to forgive and to beg forgiveness from other people. Therefore, we’ll talk about idioms using ‘Sorry’ because it’s Idioms of The Week.

  1. in a sorry state | meaning: In a pitiful or abject condition.
    • Example: My business is in a sorry state because I have been busy with other things.
  2. sorry sight | meaning: a sight that one regrets seeing; someone or something that is unpleasant to look at.
    • Example: Go get cleaned up and put on better clothes. Don’t be such a sorry sight!
  3. better safe than sorry | meaning: being careful is probably more desirable than risking a bad result.
    • Example: My husband always checks our front door three times before sleeping. Well, better safe than sorry.
  4. sorry-ass | meaning: 1. sad and depressed.
    • Example: I feel bad. Isn’t he the most sorry-ass dude you ever saw?
  5. sorry-ass | meaning: 2. Poor quality; worthless.
    • Example: This is the most sorry ass movie I’ve ever seen.

That’s it for today’s session of #IOTW. I hope you’re not sorry reading the tweets!

Don’t forget to check https://t.co/6LFQdjVgbH for more things about English. See you tomorrow!

Compiled for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 6 June, 2016.

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