片語 「a sorry sight」 可以用來形容人或物，形容人時，它多表達 「一副慘兮兮的樣子，一副可憐相」；形容物時，它指 「悲慘的景象，糟糕的狀況」。
After her hike in the mountains, she returned home looking a very sorry sight – soaking wet and covered in mud!
You look a sorry sight. Go and have a shower to clean yourself up!
The hotel looked a sorry sight. It was in desperate need of renovation.