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Someone who listens sympathetically to someone's problems:‘he was a fatherly shoulder to cry on when the going was tough’
- ‘Whenever I needed someone to share my happiness, I always went to her, and whenever I needed a shoulder to cry on, she was always there.’
- ‘Both of them said if I ever needed anything - a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen - to call them.’
- ‘I mean, where's the harm in a guy wanting a drinking buddy, a shoulder to cry on and a sympathetic ear?’
- ‘They offer us a shoulder to cry on and place a comforting arm around our shoulders to lighten the burden of sorrow and misfortune.’
- ‘We're there for you if you need a shoulder to cry on as you heal.’
- ‘Mrs O'Toole is a shoulder to cry on for her customers and has experience in talking about the most sensitive subjects.’
- ‘Rudman proved to be a shoulder to cry on, just as Stoppard had been eight years earlier, when her marriage had developed cracks.’
- ‘Where were her 14 bridesmaids when she needed a shoulder to cry on?’
- ‘You also provide a shoulder to cry on and open arms for hugs.’
- ‘Sadie, 38, who has three children with Jude, has now offered the devastated actress a shoulder to cry on.’
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