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weep (one's) heart out

To weep copiously; to cry intensely and for a long time. Lauren wept her heart out at the news of her father's sudden death. What did you say to upset your brother? He's been weeping his heart out upstairs for the last half hour!
See also: heart, out, weep

come home by Weeping Cross

To grieve or mourn. The phrase is not limited to death—it can apply to a disappointment as well. I dread the day when I come home by Weeping Cross—my first loss in the battlefield will be too much to take.
See also: come, cross, home, weeping

weep millstones

Said hyperbolically of one who is deemed so cold and indifferent as to be unable to cry tears. I've never seen Claire show any emotion—in fact, she probably weeps millstones. Why didn't you comfort that poor little girl? Do you weep millstones?
See also: millstone, weep
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Balhousie Castle chief executive Anne Kinnes said: "We and the people of Perth feel extremely privileged to be the first place in Scotland to be hosting the iconic Weeping Window.
I was especially taken aback at the way that people of Liverpool have taken the installation to heart, showcasing their appreciation for the project and the install of Weeping Window itself.
Enough came forward to allow the Bedlington Weeping Window to be pieced together in just half a day.
We hoped to return home ' weeping tears of joy rather than just weeping
Keith added that he stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping because according to him the audience were loving and worshipping the wrong thing.
Weeping Radish is now also sourcing barley grown at the Hoffner Dairy in Mount Ulla, NC, and malted at the Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, NC.
She spent much of last year doing art projects with Isabel, as Isabel got sicker and endured oceans of pain and grew more swollen and weary by the day, and just before Isabel died I came home one day to find my wife sprawled in the grass, weeping like I had never heard her weep before.
Q Can you recommend a weeping cherry tree for a small fruit garden?
Here, in her clients Nancy and Tom Crawford's garden, weeping mulberry (Morus alba 'Pendula') frames a lotus pond.
In 2005, Catholics from all over the world visited a small Vietnamese church in California to see a Virgin Mary statue that appeared to be weeping tears of blood.
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Weeping Mary isn't an icon but a community in rural East Texas: its name has been attributed to an African American woman called Mary who wept over the loss of her land to a deceitful white man.
Certain tropical evergreen trees, such as weeping fig (Ficus benjamina), are best pruned just before growth resumes in late February or early March.
Alicia is weeping now, her face visible and then buried in Shannon's bodice, weeping because she knows suddenly that it is all right, that it is just a game and that there is more in the world.
Weeping was, ten years ago, one of the least-studied forms of human expression, but in the last six or seven years that has been rapidly changing.