cry down


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cry down

v.
To belittle or disparage someone or something: The rowdy children cried down anyone who attempted to quiet them. The opposition cried us down at every opportunity.
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he can do his cry down there, which will literally go all the way around the village.
I don't know why they don't do it, maybe it's because it's actors and they're afraid they'll cry down the phone.
And there are lots of women who ring the helpline and just cry down the phone because they can't actually speak.
It's truly awful when someone says they're not sure about you, but please don't call him and cry down the phone.
That has been the cry down the centuries about horseracing but it has been brought into these lurid headlines once again.