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    Default "hold back tears" and "force back tears"

    Hello.

    Carter decries destruction in Gaza - CNN.com
    "It is very distressing to me. I have to hold back tears when I see the deliberate destruction that has been raked against your people.

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    Hordes of shoppers forced back tears as they scoured the half-empty shelves for bargains and queued up to make their final purchases before the shutters went down.

    1. hold back tears
    2. force back tears
    Do these two mean the same thing?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    1. hold back tears
    2. force back tears
    Do these two mean the same thing?
    Yes, they do.

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    Default Re: "hold back tears" and "force back tears"

    Quote Originally Posted by mara_ce View Post
    Yes, they do.
    Confirmed.

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