Definition of cry one's eyes (or heart) out in US English:

cry one's eyes (or heart) out


  • Weep bitterly and at length.

    • ‘At this point i was crying my eyes out and couldn't say anything to prove him wrong because he was completely right.’
    • ‘With this I stormed into my room and slammed the door, and proceeded to cry my heart out.’
    • ‘You spend your days and nights crying your eyes out.’
    • ‘It must have been a very sad sight to see four grown men standing on the docks crying their eyes out.’
    • ‘The relatives of the victims were crying their eyes out too.’
    • ‘A man is walking along the canal bank when he sees a little boy crying his heart out, so he stops and asks him why.’
    • ‘I can remember sitting in the bathtub, crying my eyes out.’
    • ‘After the recording, I'd go home and cry my eyes out.’
    • ‘Her husband John came in to find her crying her eyes out.’
    • ‘I thrown myself into Chloe's bed, hugging her doll tight, crying my heart out with bitterness.’
    weep, shed tears, sob, wail, be in tears, cry one's eyes out, cry one's heart out, cry as if one's heart would break, bawl, howl, snivel, whimper, whine, squall, mewl, bleat
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