break in(to) tears

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break in(to) tears

To suddenly begin to cry. My mother was fine this morning, but she broke into tears at the funeral.
See also: break, tear
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Sometimes I lose concentration, sometimes I break into tears.
The 45-year-old childminder's outof control sugar addiction leaves her feeling lethargic, depressed and liable to spontaneously break into tears.
It is a mystery how famous people break into tears before cameras, especially when their interests are at stake
It's kind of unnerving--we actually had some drivers break into tears during the mock scenarios," says Oregon bus driver Janis Eggert, an NEA-ESP board member, who recently went through training.
I witnessed a young college student who had made social justice work her career break into tears after listening to a crowd berate young Catholics for ignorance about their Faith.
Beaton watched assistant coach Ken Matsuda break into tears after a 75-70 victory.
Leave her for too long and blondie locks will break into tears and attract the unwanted attention of the Red Queen.
We've had customers break into tears when they hear he's gone.
I always break into tears whenever I hear a male voice choir singing.
He remembered watching a man dying of cancer give his wife a teddy bear and seeing the wife break into tears as she cuddled it.