cry (one's) heart out

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cry (one's) heart out

To cry for an extended period of time. Poor Jane really cried her heart out during the funeral service. I can't watch those sappy movies because I just cry my heart out every time.
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cry one's heart out

 and sing one's heart out; play one's heart out; sob one's heart out
Fig. to do something with vigor or intensity. She suffered such grief—alone and sobbing her heart out. The bird sang its little heart out each morning.
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cry your heart out

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sob your heart out

INFORMAL
COMMON If you cry your heart out or sob your heart out, you cry a lot. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. I threw myself on to the bed and cried my heart out. I had never known her cry, and here she was sobbing her heart out. Compare with your heart out.
See also: cry, heart, out