be a crying shame(redirected from were a crying shame)
be a crying shame
To be problematic and inopportune. It's a crying shame that the car just died—I planned to give it to you some day.
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be a crying ˈshame(spoken) used to emphasize that you think something is extremely bad or shocking: It’s a crying shame to waste all that food.
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