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crocodile tears

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɒkədaɪl ˌtɪəz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɑkədaɪl ˌtɪɹz/

NounEdit

crocodile tears

  1. plural form of crocodile tear
  2. (idiomatic) A display of tears that is forced or false.
    • 1864, Anthony Trollope, Can You Forgive Her?, chapter 19:
      And in all her letters since, she had spoken of her aunt as a silly, vain, worldly woman, weeping crocodile tears, for an old husband whose death had released her from the tedium of his company.

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