phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Home | Search the website Search | Discussion Forum Home|

Cry me a river

Posted by R. Berg on January 09, 2006

In Reply to: 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.

Both uses - straight and sarcastic - mean "Cry until you've produced a river of tears." Much water.