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crocodile tears

Definitions

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 crocodile tear.
  • noun idiomatic A display of tears that is forced or false.

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  • noun a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping

Etymologies

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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