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sob sister

a journalist who writes human-interest stories with sentimental pathos.
a persistently sentimental do-gooder.
Origin of sob sister
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I have in mind some wonderful "sob-sister" stuff that was used in the last Canadian election.

    The Affable Stranger Peter McArthur
  • Shall I write a story of Mame on the sob-sister order to bring the tears to your eyes?

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
British Dictionary definitions for sob-sister

sob sister

a journalist, esp a woman, on a newspaper or magazine who writes articles of sentimental appeal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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so bad one can taste it

adverb phrase

Very urgently; very keenly: She wanted the book so bad she could taste it

[1960s+; fr the earlier expression I have to piss so bad I can taste it, implying that the urine had risen in one to the level of the throat and tongue]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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