Poor Billy! He’s crying his eyes out because his ice cream fell on the floor.
Cry one’s eyes out = to cry very hard; or cry for a long time.
Here are some more examples:
- When John’s wife left him, he cried his eyes out for two weeks straight.
- Sarah cries her eyes out every time she sees a sad movie.
- “I can’t talk now,” Ellen said to her friend. “My daughter is crying her eyes out because she failed her exam.”
Your turn. Write a sample sentence below to practice this idiom. When was the last time you cried your eyes out (and why)?
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