cry like a banshee

cry like a banshee

1. To sob in a very loud, hysterical manner. She's been up in her room crying like a banshee ever since the breakup. I cried like a banshee the day we had to go put my dog to sleep.
2. To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been crying like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop crying like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
See also: banshee, cry, like
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Peony worships him and does his bidding--until he brings her into battle with him against MacInnes, and demands that she cry like a banshee around MacInnes's walls to frighten him and his men.