A figurative towel for wiping the tears of a self-pitying individual. For example, So you didn't make the first team? Get out the crying towel. This expression is always used sarcastically. [Slang; 1920s]
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This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
The “crying” incident is thought to have hurt Muskie in the primary--which he won handily, but with under 50 percent of the vote.
Using a heatproof slotted spoon, remove the shallots to a paper towel-lined plate.
Allow beans to cool completely then remove to a paper towel-lined plate to dry.
Teachers are told never to put an arm around a crying child.
The wretched young man persistently exercises his right of crying "Banco," and so practically going double or quits each time.
They were standing over the cots in the nursery late at night, and I think that Mamma was crying softly.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The atmosphere seemed drawn taut before him as though it must any instant split open upon a sound of crying.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
His duty it was to stand at the head of the scalding trough, watch in hand, to "time" the length of the scald, crying "Hog in!"
I noticed that you had set her crying again, Lucy, for about the tenth time to-day.