Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 10: 3/22
始末だ しまつだ Ends up, Finally, In the end, (Unfortunately) As a result, This is what happened, To come about, To wind up
Structure
Verb[る] + 始末だ
この始末だ
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  • (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)さん小(ちい)さな声(こえ)で職場(しょくば)でハラスメントを受(う)けたことを伝(つた)えてきて、しまいに大(おお)きな声(こえ)で泣(な)き出(だ)す始末(しまつ)だ
Takeda-san told me that she was being harassed at work, and wound up crying out loud.
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