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    Selviya87 is offline Junior Member
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    Default dying for a cry

    Dear all,

    Could you please explain to me what's the meaning of dying for a cry?

    Thanks a lot,


    Selviya87

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    Default Re: dying for a cry

    Is there ... context?

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    Default Re: dying for a cry

    dying for a cry

    Selviya87.

    You haven't given us any context, but if somebody is "dying for a cry" it could mean that they think they would feel a lot better if they had a cry. Perhaps they have some emotions built up inside them and crying would help.

    Here, "dying" is used in the informal sense of wanting to do or have something very much.
    "I'm dying for a cup of coffee".
    "I'm dying to see my son play football again"
    Last edited by JMurray; 24-Apr-2011 at 02:43.

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    Default Re: dying for a cry

    Sorry i forgot to put the context, Mr.Freezeframe, but I think Mr. JMurray's explanation is fit to the context in my head :)

    Thanks indeed

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