in tears


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in tears

Crying, weeping, or sobbing. My brother was in tears after he and his boyfriend broke up.
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She has been in tears many times during the last few days, and even, fleetingly, felt like quitting the show altogether at one point and fleeing all the attention.
GUY Fawkes night celebrations could end in tears for many house-holds, insurance giants Norwich Union have warned.