cry the blues

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cry the blues

1. Literally, to sing blues music or in that style. There was this old man crying the blues at the bar last night; it was a really moving bit of music.
2. By extension, to complain, whine, or express grief, especially as a means of gaining sympathy from others. Many people will cry the blues over trivial inconveniences, while millions of others silently suffer real hardships every day.
See also: blues, cry
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If McKenzie-Willamette does choose to locate in Springfield, I'll bet there will be far fewer neighbors crying the blues about "not in my backyard.
You hear all the crying the blues now that there are bankruptcies and massive lay-offs and precipitous drops in quarterly earnings.
Bhojwani and his counterparts who are crying the blues looking for talent might check the unemployment lines or post an ad with AARP.
Let's hope that people don't stop crying the blues.
The mainstream manufacturers may be crying the blues over sagging wallpaper sales in recent years, but in designer showrooms the story couldn't be more different.
The closeness was very evident Monday (January 19) as we were all crying the blues after the Colts lost to New England.
WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Not all American motorists are crying the blues over today's Summer 2004 Motor Gasoline Outlook announcement by the Energy Information Administration.
There are those companies that are crying the blues and say they are losing money.
Italian home video companies are also crying the blues.
But we're not crying the blues and we're not worried about anything.
This year, like so many years in the past, CU is proposing a tuition increase, and crying the blues about its finances.
The disgraced former reporter Jayson Blair spent the past week hawking his falling-down memoir-sparring with Katie Couric, jousting with Larry King, crying the blues to Chris Matthews.
CHICAGO-After a season that left many retailers crying the blues, the casual furniture industry convenes here this week for its annual market.
You always would want more, but I'm not over here crying the blues that I don't have players.