dry (one's) eyes

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dry (one's) eyes

To stop crying; to wipe away tears from one's eyes. Come, come, dry your eyes; I'll be back before you even know it! I know he's upset, but he needs to dry his eyes before coming out to meet our guests.
See also: dry, eye
References in classic literature ?
Bumble regarded Oliver's piteous and helpless look, with some astonishment, for a few seconds; hemmed three or four times in a husky manner; and after muttering something about 'that troublesome cough,' bade Oliver dry his eyes and be a good boy.
Midfielder Paul Gascoigne won a place in the nation's heart when he used the shirt to dry his eyes after receiving a yellow card during the 1990 World Cup semi-final in Italy.