shed crocodile tears

shed crocodile tears
sahte gözyasi dökmek

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  • shed crocodile tears — to show sadness that is not sincere. Political leaders shed crocodile tears while allowing the war to continue …   New idioms dictionary

  • crocodile tears — noun a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping the secretaries wept crocodile tears over the manager s dilemma politicians shed crocodile tears over the plight of the unemployed • Hypernyms: ↑hypocrisy, ↑lip service * * * noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crocodile tears —    If someone cries crocodile tears, they pretend to be upset or affected by something.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To shed crocodile tears means to shed false tears or show insincere grief.     Caroline pretended to be sad but we all …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • crocodile tears — {n.} Pretended grief; a show of sorrow that is not really felt. * /When his rich uncle died, leaving him his money, John shed crocodile tears./ (From the old legend that crocodiles make weeping sounds to attract victims and then shed tears while… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crocodile tears — {n.} Pretended grief; a show of sorrow that is not really felt. * /When his rich uncle died, leaving him his money, John shed crocodile tears./ (From the old legend that crocodiles make weeping sounds to attract victims and then shed tears while… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crocodile\ tears — noun Pretended grief; a show of sorrow that is not really felt. When his rich uncle died, leaving him his money, John shed crocodile tears. (From the old legend that crocodiles make weeping sounds to attract victims and then shed tears while… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Crocodile tears — Crocodile Croc o*dile (kr[o^]k [ o]*d[imac]l; 277), n. [L. crocodilus, Gr. kroko deilos: cf. F. crocodile. Cf. {Cookatrice}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large reptile of the genus {Crocodilus}, of several species. They grow to the length of sixteen or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crocodile tears — n. insincere tears or a hypocritical show of grief: from an old belief that crocodiles shed tears while eating their prey …   English World dictionary

  • weep crocodile tears — to show sadness that is not sincere. Political leaders shed crocodile tears while allowing the war to continue …   New idioms dictionary

  • Crocodile tears — For other uses, see Crocodile tears (disambiguation). Crocodile tears (or superficial sympathy) are a false or insincere display of emotion such as a hypocrite crying fake tears of grief. The phrase gives its name to crocodile tears syndrome, an… …   Wikipedia

  • crocodile tears — 1. a hypocritical show of sorrow; insincere tears. 2. Pathol. spontaneous tearing initiated by tasting or chewing food, occurring as a result of facial paralysis. [1555 65; so called from the the ancient belief that crocodiles shed tears while… …   Universalium

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