You know the ones: association football player flailing on the ground in world-class screaming agony; yet the TV replay shows he was not even touched – and it's an Oscar performance bid. 60 seconds later he's up and running full speed and as effective as ever.
What is a phrase that captures the magnitude of the shamelessness and pathetic nature of this phenomenon?
Is there a phrase you know of that stands out as perfectly descriptive of this?
“Chutzpah” comes to mind.