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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Steff said she has been crying herself to sleep most nights since the incident and now has a fear of dogs.
Stefani has reportedly been crying herself to sleep in recent months after going through three unsuccessful IVF processes.
He added: "My sister is crying herself to sleep because she doesn't know what's going to happen with her husband's job.
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?' How can I explain it?" Unemployed Colin and wife Laura, 20, had asked for two old sofas to be uplifted by the council.
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. Last week Nancy, who until now I've always sneakily admired, lost the plot completely and compared herself to Princess Diana: "People have said Diana left a void that someone should fill.
She added it has taken a toll on her health and that she had reverted to crying herself to sleep.
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.