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

Can anyone explain what this means?

  • "An expression of disregard, or resignation; something said upon giving up, quitting, or disposing of something." Wiktionary
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    Dec 21, 2012 at 13:07
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    – user21497
    Dec 21, 2012 at 13:08

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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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