big boys/girls don't cry

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big boys/girls don't cry

One is too old to cry, especially over seemingly silly, petty, or superficial things. Come on, sweetie, you're a big girl now, and big girls don't cry when they aren't allowed a treat at the supermarket. I was so hurt after they made those nasty remarks about me, but I took a deep breath and told myself that big girls don't cry.
See also: big, boy, cry, girl
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