Reduce him to tears - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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reduce (one) to tears
To cause one to cry. I know it's embarrassing, but sappy movies like that always reduce me to tears.
reduce someone to tears
to cause a person to cry through insults, frustration, and belittling. He scolded her so much that she was reduced to tears by the end of the meeting.
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London, Aug 23 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney has said that John Lennon's memories can still reduce him to tears
SIR Paul McCartney has confessed that memories of John Lennon can still reduce him to tears