N1 Lesson 10: 3/12
始末だ しまつだ

始末だ

Ends up
Finally
In the end
(Unfortunately) As a result
This is what happened
To come about
To wind up


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Structure
Verb[る] + 始末だ
この始末だ
(A), (B) 始末だ is an expression that is used to show that the unfavorable (B) is the end result of the event or series of events caused by (A). It can be used to express a speaker's disappointment or irritation. It is often used with expressions like あげく、結局、とうとう and so on for emphasis.

この始末だ is a set phrase indicating exasperation at the current state of affairs.

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武田(たけだ)さんは小(ちい)さな声(こえ)で職場(しょくば)でハラスメントとを受(う)けた伝(つた)わってきて、しまいに大(おお)きな声(こえ)で泣(な)き出(だ)す始末だ
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Takeda-san told me that she was being harassed at work, and wound up crying out loud.

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