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SACKCLOTH AND ASHES

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sackcloth and ashes mean? 

SACKCLOTH AND ASHES (noun)
  The noun SACKCLOTH AND ASHES has 1 sense:

1. a display of extreme remorse or repentance or grief

  Familiarity information: SACKCLOTH AND ASHES used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SACKCLOTH AND ASHES (noun)


Sense 1sackcloth and ashes [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A display of extreme remorse or repentance or grief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("sackcloth and ashes" is a kind of...):

display (behavior that makes your feelings public)


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