crying shame

a crying shame

Something that is problematic and inopportune. It's a crying shame that the car just died—I planned to give it to you some day.
See also: crying, shame

it's a crying shame

It is problematic and inopportune. It's a crying shame that the car just died—I planned to give it to you some day.
See also: crying, shame

crying shame

Fig. a very unfortunate situation; a real shame. It's a crying shame that people cannot afford adequate housing. That your father could not attend graduation was a crying shame.
See also: crying, shame
References in classic literature ?
For myself, I am old, and willing to take the fortune that the Lord may see fit to give, nor do I conceit that you are of much benefit to mankind; and it is a crying shame, if not a sin, that so fine a youth as this should lose his scalp for two beings so worthless as ourselves.
A Crying Shame NATURE has blessed mankind with the ability to cry Most comprehend as others cannot understand why Tears can be a sign of stress or pain Or perhaps some unspeakable shame Our emotions at times we struggle to control Friends' and family we may need to console Love or hate we should perhaps ration As both can stir us to great passion High emotions or an all consuming hate Are feelings we should try and regulate?
I had some memorable nights in there and it's a crying shame to see yet another Cardiff pub go.
It's a crying shame that he has to appeal for help to pay for his health care.
Amazing history behind the language and it's a crying shame that people are happy to let it die out
The health club owner, who appeared on TV's Secret Millionaire, said: "Sporting facilities have been shut down and it's a crying shame.
If that is breached, we have an internal disciplinary It's crying shame process.
In the year when we commemorate the first of two world wars in which the British fought for liberty, freedom, justice and equality, it is a crying shame that UKIP has done so well elsewhere in the country.
He said: "It is a crying shame that at 54 he should be spirited away.
He's from Bolton, mind, which is a crying shame for a Wiganer to have to say, but he's certainly learned how to eat his pies somewhere.
It's a crying shame for those who have enjoyed her, um, unorthodox approach to politics, whether it be her performances at First Minister's Questions - inevitably asking about a bad train journey she has recently experienced - her extra-curricular activities (she released an album) or her strops (in particular, a do-you-know-who-I-am moment at Cardiff Airport when told she had to go through security like normal humans).
Historically, we have a rotten record on voting in this country, and it would be a crying shame to see a government brought to power by a tiny minority of the people of the country who actually bothered to tick their box.
It's a crying shame - I love the club to bits," said Smith.
The funding has finally run out for the group, which, for a region that prides itself on its cultural identity, is a crying shame.