Definition of there wasn't a dry eye (in the house) in US English:

there wasn't a dry eye (in the house)

phrase

  • (with reference to a play, film, or similar event) everyone in the audience was moved to tears.

    • ‘Jackie's beautiful cousin sang ‘Ring-a-ring-a-Rosie ‘and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.’
    • ‘They had a moment of silence and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.’
    • ‘And our last weekly trip together to the Poetry reading, Won wrote this poem for me and after she was done reading it there wasn't a dry eye in the house.’
    • ‘I'm sure there wasn't a dry eye in the place, and mine were no exception.’
    • ‘The service was really nice, even for a non-religious person like me, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.’
    • ‘And there wasn't a dry eye in the House when Fonda told of how her father led his family out of the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma during the Great Depression.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most moving moment was when Michael's boyfriend read out a little speech, and when he quoted a Dusty song at the end I'm sure there wasn't a dry eye in the house.’
    • ‘After the three children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia were all named Child of the Year, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.’
    • ‘The concert was a lovely, memorable experience for all involved, and there wasn't a dry eye in the hall.’
    • ‘I will always remember one night one Australian tenor singing ‘Somewhere a Voice is Calling’ - there wasn't a dry eye in the room.’