from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun plural An insincere display of grief; false tears.
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- noun Plural form of
- noun idiomatic A display of
tearsthat is forcedor false.
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- noun a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the belief that crocodiles weep either to lure a victim or when eating one.]
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