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I was reading an article on ESPN and at the end it said ‘so much for team loyalty’.

Can anyone explain what this means?

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"An expression of disregard, or resignation; something said upon giving up, quitting, or disposing of something." Wiktionary –  RegDwigнt Dec 21 '12 at 13:07
This phrase can be looked up on the Internet. It's in lots of dictionaries. Start here. This should be closed as a general reference question. Please do some basic research before asking this kind of dictionary question. –  user21497 Dec 21 '12 at 13:08
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closed as general reference by Hellion, Roaring Fish, MετάEd, Barrie England, Kris Dec 21 '12 at 14:55

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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It is a dismissive expression, conveying the rueful sentiment that someone is not living up to certain principles — in this case, team loyalty.

To reword it in a mechanically plain fashion, it is the equivalent of saying

This is how little people think or pay attention to the important, perhaps even essential quality known as team loyalty. I am appalled.

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