Cry down - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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1. To deride or mistreat someone or something. If you want to keep your friends, don't cry down to people just because you're rich and famous now.
2. To overshadow or silence someone or something by making more noise than that person or thing. The dictator vowed to cry down the protests.
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.
References in periodicals archive
he can do his cry down
there, which will literally go all the way around the village.
Rikki went on: "She said she didn't feel comfortable among the cast and would cry down
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
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
That has been the cry down
the centuries about horseracing but it has been brought into these lurid headlines once again.