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!
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cry oneself to sleep

to weep until sleep overtakes one. The baby finally cried herself to sleep.
See also: cry, sleep, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I used to cry myself to sleep. My life was not in a good place."
I'd cry myself to sleep worried that I didn't look good enough."
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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.
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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. Is this because my real dad abandoned me when I was a baby?
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.