make (the) baby Jesus cry

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make (the) baby Jesus cry

To be offensive, immoral, unethical, in poor taste, etc., as might cause or provoke the displeasure or disapproval of Jesus Christ. I try not to use vulgar language, as my mother told me at a young age that it makes baby Jesus cry. You're making the baby Jesus cry every time you lie to your parents!
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Finally, if none of these options works, and you're desperate to say something--if only to prevent yourself from vomiting after swallowing your racial justice ideals--just remind your family that racism makes the baby Jesus cry.