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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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After learning about the betrayal, SS wept buckets.
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We wept buckets last week as actors played out the heartbreaking real-life murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones.
I wept buckets that day.'' Stella says she has been fortunate to drive winners at Yonkers and Monticello in America.
After Ann Dunn watched her son Marcus Smith take part in a parade through Caernarfon yesterday, she said: "When I saw him marching, I could have wept buckets, I had a lump in my throat and a tear in the eye.
London, January 21 ( ANI ): Helen Flanagan, who has been called many things - mostly stupid, brainless, dumb and the most hated celeb in the jungle - since undertaking bikini duties as last year's eye candy on 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!', has said that she's wept buckets over these 'misconceptions' and that, actually, she's very deep.
German Second Division club Bochum have signed passionate North Korea star Tae-Se Jong, who wept buckets of tears during his country's national anthem before their clash with Brazil.
"I just went into the toilet that night and wept buckets. And then we went to bed and nothing more was said."
The whole sorry episode serves to illustrate how differently toonies and country folk behave: I wept buckets for the chicks while Wee Emily just felt annoyed that the monster mobster Jock had survived to chase her round the field another day!
We wept buckets when David Tennant's Doctor was parted from Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) at the end of the last series, and laughed at the temporary replacement of Catherine Tate as the runaway bride in the Christmas special.
I was at a loss to fathom out its relevance here, until reminded of Balzac's Alsatian in La Peau de chagrin, who 'wept buckets while reading Goethe'.
TUBBY former superstar Diego Maradona did a Gazza and wept buckets when Oscar Tabarez was named boss of his beloved Boca Juniors.
Upon hearing the good news from boyfriend Gerald Sibayan on Monday morning, she fell to her knees and wept buckets.