tea and sympathy


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tea and sympathy

A supportive display of sympathy for one who is upset. The image is that of one providing a cup of tea to someone to soothe them while listening to their troubles. I know you have a lot going on, but the least you can do is offer Hannah a little tea and sympathy during her time of grief.
See also: and, sympathy, tea

tea and sympathy

hospitality and consolation offered to a distressed person.
See also: and, sympathy, tea
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Music fans in 1970 eat fish and chips at the Sophia Gardens pavilion while watching a non-stop |12-hour concert featuring the bands Black Sabbath, Daddy Long Legs and Tea and Sympathy |Music fans in 1970 eat fish and chips at the Sophia Gardens pavilion while watching a non-stop |12-hour concert featuring the bands Black Sabbath, Daddy Long Legs and Tea and Sympathy
Tea and sympathy surely beats hatred and prejudice every time.
Tea and Sympathy is a new initiative from the Yorkshire Moors and Coast Tourism Partnership.
FOR decades they have dispensed tea and sympathy in Scotland's hospitals.
MADGE has turned to Posh and Becks for tea and sympathy - at Nobu in LA on Thursday.
I wonder if Christopher Capozzola, author of the Essay, "Fifty Years of Tea and Sympathy" (January-February, 2007), is aware that in author Robert Sherwood's original version of Tea and Sympathy the ambivalent young man was befriended by a male faculty member at his prep school, reflecting a personal experience of his at Exeter.
Make coupon books for things like, "Wash the dishes every weekend for one month," "Shovel the snow on driveway," "Cup of tea and sympathy," "10minute backrub," "Free hug," "Free knitting lessons.
Trailers for such films as Tea and Sympathy, The Children's Hour, The Killing of Sister George, Midnight Cowboy, and Death in Venice are shown without commentary.
On Sunday at 3pm, Tea and Sympathy with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Joseph Swensen.
Mrs Hillary Clinton shared tea and sympathy with Russian businesswomen yesterday, making her first public appearance since her husband admitted to an affair with Miss Monica Lewinsky.
Although known best for his plays Tea and Sympathy (1953), which presents the problem confronting a lonely youth accused of homosexuality, and I Never Sang for My Father (1968), about alienation between a father and son, Anderson's major works also include The Eden Rose (1948), about the roles of sex and love in marriage; All Summer Long (1951), an adaptation of Donald Wetzel's novel A Curse and a Wreath, about the rites of passage; The Days Between (1965), about midlife crisis in a man whose marriage has grown stale; You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (1967), four short comedies that attack notions of American maleness; and Solitaire/Double Solitaire (1971), two short works produced together concerning aloneness and estrangement in marriage.
Tea and Sympathy (1953; screenplay, 1956), Anderson 's first and greatest success, was the story of a sensitive boy unjustly suspected of homosexuality, who is helped through his misery by the compassionate wife of his housemaster.
TEA and sympathy - for years the staple diet provided in hospitals by the gallant ladies of the WRVS.
For that reason, gay critics have dismissed Tea and Sympathy in the decades since 1956.
CARERS in Solihull are being invited to tap into tea and sympathy by joining a group for others in a similar situation.