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    tale of woe

    Hello.

    Please, help me to understand the sentence below.

    'The team's tale of woe continued on Saturday.'
    Last edited by kompstar; 10-Feb-2017 at 21:41.

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    Re: tale of voe

    It's an idiom meaning "sad story". The team had some unfortunate events recently, and had more on Saturday.
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    Re: tale of voe

    If this is about a sports team, it would be a reference to series of recent losses (or poor performances) that continued into some match or event on Saturday.

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