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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If you stop seeing him, yes, it will hurt and you'll probably cry yourself to sleep some nights - but you will get over it.
If you stop seeing him, yes it will hurt and you'll probably cry yourself to sleep some nights, but you will get over it.
But forced to choose, Gethin isn't the kind of dude who would cause you to cry yourself to sleep.
You'll cry yourself to sleep because that's what happens when relationships end but gradually it'll hurt less.
Cry Yourself To Sleep is a ballad of loss and High Up In Your Tree is classic Charlatans with its wandering melody and almost hidden chorus.
He is telling me that you still cry yourself to sleep some nights but he wants you to remember how happy you used to be and not to think of the bad times.
The first couple of times you're out in his company will be hard - you might even go home and cry yourself to sleep - but it gets easier.