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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She added it has taken a toll on her health and that she had reverted to crying herself to sleep.
The reality show "Mob Wives: New Blood" failed to show that Alicia was not crying herself to sleep over the divorce but instead, she goes around with her boyfriend, Rob LaScala who is a married restaurant owner.
She has been crying herself to sleep, asking, 'Daddy, why have the bad men taken my toys?
She got bullied from reception and she would often come home crying herself to sleep.
Inmate Cheryl Presser, 43, said Lohan, who was jailed on Tuesday after failing to attend alcohol education lessons, was angering prisoners by crying herself to sleep every night.
But last night it was revealed Katherine is crying herself to sleep every night under the strain of coping with the loss of her son, caring for the three children and overseeing Jacko's estate.
But after she had boosted her 34B bust to a curvy 34E, Catherine then began crying herself to sleep because all she saw in the mirror were deep frown lines, sunken cheeks and eye bags "the size of suitcases".
Finne said Jessica has been crying herself to sleep.
Daniel's departure left a hole in Sowu's life; she'd end up crying herself to sleep in his room or staying up late watching TV.
POOR old Nancy Dell'Olio's obviously spent too many lonely nights clutching a bottle of wine and crying herself to sleep.
One of them claimed Lindsay - jailed on Tuesday after failing to attend alcohol education lessons - had been antagonising prisoners by crying herself to sleep every night.
Inmate Cheryl Presser, 43, said Lohan, who was jailed on Tuesday after failing to at tend alcohol educat ion l e s s ons , wa s a ng e r i ng prisoners by crying herself to sleep every night.
His mother is crying herself to sleep every night and we can't help blaming ourselves for the way he has gone.
While the Review Commission wrestled with that case Mrs Cannings was crying herself to sleep in jail clutching a picture of her husband and surviving daughter.