cry before (one) is hurt(redirected from cry before they are hurt)
cry before (one) is hurt
To bemoan something before it happens. Stop crying before you're hurt—wait and see how she treats you at the birthday party.
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cry before one is hurt
Fig. to cry or complain needlessly, before one is injured. Bill always cries before he's hurt. There is no point in crying before one is hurt.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.