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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

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

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!
See also: bucket, weep

weep buckets

Cry copiously, as in That sad tale of unrequited love always made her weep buckets. [Colloquial]
See also: bucket, weep
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No one witnessed the initial weeping, only the flows in progress, and the owner seemed to be alone with the figure whenever it wept. Soon, suspicious persons peeking through the windows and from a hidden hole in an adjacent apartment saw the lady apply water to the bas-relief with a plastic water pistol.(17)
Crowds at Rochester Dwellings, Walker, Newcastle, waiting to see the plaster statue of the Madonna that 'wept' for over 36 hours this week in1955
Wept: Barber, 24 There was a great deal of mitigation in her case, he said.
There are, of course, several different possibilities--none of which belong in the life of a funny, generous and loving but troubled young woman, the child who wept with me over the losses thousands of women experienced on Sept.
As He drew near [to Jerusalem], [Jesus] saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If this day you only knew what makes for peace -- but now it is hidden from your eyes.
"When they agreed to pay his release fee we wept. He (Samba) wept."
The Taylors' statue, which hung above their fireplace, reportedly wept for more than 36 hours.
Benjamin, I guide you to the shortest verse in the entirety of Christian writings: "Jesus wept" (John 11:35).
The firefighters who created a silent honor guard for the remains of every body carried from the ruins, the families who left candles and pictures at Ground Zero, the people who prayed and wept at the crash site of Flight 93 have all witnessed to us the value of standing by the tomb and weeping.
Janette Mercer, 49, broke down and wept as she changed her plea and admitted perverting the course of justice at Liverpool Crown Court.
Apart from his discouraging feelings about the presentation of the story, his use of 'Jesus wept' is very offensive.
A 27-year-old man wept yesterday when he was sentenced to six months in jail for repeatedly driving his car at a group of children who were annoying him.
FRIENDS of a Danish student killed on an exchange trip wept at a memorial service for the 15-year-old yesterday.