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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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As friends and family members of Aminov covered their faces and wept, Michael Shabtai recalled holding his dying friend in his arms after Thursday's shooting.
Mercer, dressed smartly in a black blouse and trousers, wept when she admitted the charge and struggled to say "Guilty".
Shaun Moore, who had denied a charge of dangerous driving, wept in the dock at Cardiff Crown Court as sentence was passed.
Using the same listening device, Elida Valdez wept as she heard the prosecutor recount the events that led to her husband's death.
But when the world's most powerful man wept in public, he was joining a formidable list from the historically stiff upper lip royals to the Iron Lady and sporting toughies.
Soccer star PAUL MERSON did the same as he confessed his addiction to booze and drugs, and Brazil ace ROMARIO wept when injury forced him out of this year's World Cup.
Jae-Whoa Chung wept as he described how Kyung-Ja Chung's breathing grew raspy after he and two other men stood on her chest at the end of an hours-long exorcism to which the woman had consented.
I kept calling her name,'' Chung testified Wednesday as his 18-year-old daughter wept softly in the spectators' seats.
Many wept openly as the tiny white coffins were tenderly placed in a convoy of three hearses.
Mum Janet Mclean, 33, and daughter Cherelle, nine, - whose burnt hands were heavily bandaged - survived along with gran Anne Lilley, and all three wept throughout the service at St.
Instead, they wept and hung their harps on willow trees.
Earlier, Berumen's family, including his wife, Gloria, their three grown children and youngest son, Uriel, 4, wept in the courtroom as Berumen's namesake, Jesus Berumen Jr.
She never knew Joel Burchfield, yet Rachel Johnson wept Monday at the funeral for the 11-year-old with the adventurous spirit who loved baseball and basketball.