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Tears before Bedtime

Posted by Word Camel on October 02, 2004

This is a fairly common phrase in the UK. It's a portend of crisis to come. So, perhaps someone at a party is drunkenly singing ABBA songs while his/her spouse looks on with disgust. The phrase would apply then. Any ideas about its origin? We don't seem to have it on the site at all.