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горе луковое



горе луковое (góre lúkovoje) n

  1. sad sack, double-trouble, blunderer, muddler (ironically about someone who is having trouble or causing trouble to others)
    Эх, го́ре ты лу́ковое! Ничего́ сам не мо́жешь сде́лать.
    Ex, góre ty lúkovoje! Ničegó sam ne móžešʹ sdélatʹ.
    Poor fellow! You can’t do anything yourself. (literally, “onion tragedy”, in tears over nothing, usually of a child who frets about nothing)