weep over

weep over (someone or something)

1. To shed tears, especially of sadness, because of someone or something. She's up in her room weeping over her boyfriend. He just left for college this morning. Toddlers will weep over the smallest bump or scrape, then turn around the next moment laughing their heads off. Oh, for goodness' sake, what are you weeping over now?
2. To express grief, anguish, or emotional distress for someone or something; to lament or mourn for someone or something. Plenty of politicians will weep over these tragedies in public, but few take any meaningful action to prevent them in the future. The whole city wept over the young man who was lost in the accident.
See also: over, weep
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weep over someone or something

to cry about someone or something. No need to weep over me. I'll do all right. There is no point in weeping over something you can't do anything about.
See also: over, weep
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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