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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Why didn't you cry yourself to sleep every night?" Crissy said she feared the humiliation sparked some kind of mental meltdown.
You can't cry yourself to sleep in a haze of gin when you need to get up in the night to chase away scary monsters from under your daughter's bed.
One day you're on top of the world and the next you cry yourself to sleep. Having an awesome co-founder to balance out the mood swings, and vice versa, is critical to survival.
"I've been in a hotel room at night this week, I'm on my jack and you cry yourself to sleep because your missus is gone and you can't do it in front of her because of my brother-in-law.
But forced to choose, Gethin isn't the kind of dude who would cause you to cry yourself to sleep.
After all, who wouldn't want an exciting life of endless evenings spent watching the telly alone, tucking into a sumptuous banquet of cheap lager and skin heads on a raft (beans on toast),followed by thrilling nights trawling bars for someone with low enough self-esteem to be willing to perform a loveless act of copulation with a stranger, before finally admitting defeat and going home to the freedom of being able to cry yourself to sleep?
After all, who wouldn't want an exciting life of endless evenings spent watching the telly alone, tucking into a sumptuous banquet of cheap lager and skinheads on a raft (beans on toast), followed by thrilling nights trawling bars for someone with low enough self-esteem to be willing to perform a loveless act of copulation with a stranger, before finally admitting defeat and going home to the freedom of being able to cry yourself to sleep?
Cry yourself to sleep." Attorney Joseph Tydings, whose rhetorical style suggests he never quite made the transition from the Senate floor to the courtroom, said it demonstrated a clear intent to do a "hatchet job" on Merco.
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.
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.
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.
You'll cry yourself to sleep because that's what happens when relationships end but gradually it'll hurt less.
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.