cry (one's) eyes out

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cry (one's) eyes out

To cry for an extended period of time. Poor Jane really cried her eyes out during the funeral service. I can't watch those sappy movies because I just cry my eyes out every time.
See also: cry, eye, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cry one's eyes out

Fig. to cry very hard. When we heard the news, we cried our eyes out with joy. She cried her eyes out after his death.
See also: cry, eye, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cry one's eyes out

Also, cry one's heart out. Weep inconsolably. For example, Wendy was so homesick that she was crying her eyes out, or At funerals Ruth always cries her heart out. [c. 1700]
See also: cry, eye, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

cry your ˈeyes out

cry a lot and for a long time: My son cried his eyes out when we told him we couldn’t afford a new bike. OPPOSITE: laugh your head off
See also: cry, eye, out
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cry

/say uncle Informal
To indicate a willingness to give up a fight or surrender: tickled my brother until he cried uncle.

cry (one's)

eyes/heart out
To weep inconsolably for a long time.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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