cry (oneself) to sleep

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cry (oneself) to sleep

1. Literally, to cry until one falls asleep. I was so upset after the funeral that I cried myself to sleep.
2. When used figuratively, this phrase indicates that one is very upset about something. It is often said sarcastically to mean the opposite. I'm not thrilled with that grade, but it's not like I'm crying myself to sleep over it. Yeah, I'm sure that actor is really crying himself to sleep over a bad review!
See also: cry, sleep

cry oneself to sleep

to weep until sleep overtakes one. The baby finally cried herself to sleep.
See also: cry, sleep
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These are Cry Myself to Sleep, Hats Off to Larry, Hey Little Girl, Jody and So Long Baby.
She added: "I cry myself to sleep because I can't bear to think about the horrendous physical assaults she has had inflicted on her.
Whenever he stood me up I would go back home and cry myself to sleep only to wake up the next morning and continue pretending that everything was okay.
I am so stressed out and can't see a light at the end of the tunnel, I cry myself to sleep nightly.
I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP OVER HOW I LOOK Dear Coleen I'M a 13-year-old girl and I cry myself to sleep every night because I'm really tall and so skinny.
Inday Sara said she ended the call and looked at her books and told herself, I'm hypothetically pregnant so I can cry myself to sleep.
I attempt to roll and smoke a cigarette to calm down, but it has little effect, I cry myself to sleep.
The task was arduous, and as easy as it would have been to curl up in a ball on my futon in my tiny studio apartment and cry myself to sleep, I didn't.
Every night, I have meltdowns and cry myself to sleep.
The statement added: "I cry myself to sleep every night.
If it is not going my way, I am not going to stay in bed and cry myself to sleep for 24 hours.
Jordan's mother Bev Chapplow, 27, said: "I cry a lot when I'm by myself and there are a lot of nights when I cry myself to sleep.
Two years ago I used to cry myself to sleep at night, I was so daunted by the prospect of coming out, but when I did, it was the best thing ever.
I have been in the same job since I left school and hate it so much I often cry myself to sleep.