Origin of crocodile tears
Words nearby crocodile tears
How to use crocodile tears in a sentence
Though tissues are present and tears are not uncommon, the Dinner Parties are distinctly not grief counseling or group therapy.
Watching him now being accused of illegal operations will not see them shedding any tears.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To look at her in tears was to behold the enormity of her loss.
He was then literally slapped around by the high priest, who pulled on his ears in an effort to produce tears.
For nearly her entire life Beyoncé has been giving us her blood, sweat, and tears in her career.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He turned his eyes upon her; but no sympathy was in their beams; no belief in the semblance of her tears.
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier's eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He turned to the gentle accents of his sweet Alice, breathed in a letter which had been wet with her grateful tears.
Tausig possessed this repose in a technical way, and his touch was marvellous; but he never drew the tears to your eyes.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for crocodile tears
Word Origin for crocodile tears
Cultural definitions for crocodile tears
An insincere show of sympathy or sadness; crocodiles were once thought to “weep” large tears before they ate their victims: “Don't shed any crocodile tears for Fisher; I know you were responsible for his firing.”
Other Idioms and Phrases with crocodile tears
An insincere display of grief, as in When the play's star broke her leg, her understudy wept crocodile tears. This term comes from the mistaken notion that crocodiles weep while eating their prey, one held in ancient Roman times. The actual term was picked up by Shakespeare and many other writers after him, and remains current. [Late 1500s]