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weep buckets

To weep copiously; to cry intensely and for a long time. Everyone wept buckets during the funeral. What did you say to upset your brother? He's been weeping buckets upstairs for the last half hour!
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weep buckets

Cry copiously, as in That sad tale of unrequited love always made her weep buckets. [Colloquial]
See also: bucket, weep
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Yet, where she giggled at Les, Amanda weeps buckets at strangers from the Philippines singing I Will Always Love You.