a crying need

a crying need

A critical need for someone or something. I decided to join the Red Cross because there is a crying need for medical workers in underdeveloped countries.
See also: crying, need
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crying need (for someone or something)

Fig. a definite or desperate need for someone or something. There is a crying need for someone to come in and straighten things out. All the people in that area have a crying need for a local hospital.
See also: crying, need
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a crying ˈneed (for something)

a great and urgent need for something: There’s a crying need for more roads, but at the same time the wildlife needs to be preserved.
See also: crying, need
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