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Cry me a river

Posted by Jayson on January 09, 2006

Hi, everyone!

Would somebody know what the phrase "cry me a river" means? I don't mean the original one (being used so very often for love song titles, lyrics, etc.), but rather the one being used in a more sarcastic way, i.e. "You said it was easy to do that kind of thing. Now you see it isn't, mate." "Yeah, cry me a river. I thought so because I had no foggiest idea at that time."

Your clarification on this would be greatly appreciated.