sing the blues

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sing the blues

1. Literally, to sing blues music or in that style. There was this old man singing 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. Primarily heard in US. Many people will sing the blues over trivial inconveniences, while millions of others silently suffer real hardships every day.
See also: blues, sing