crying shame


crying shame
A situation that is considered to be a disgrace, or deplorable.

Its a crying shame that so much money has been wasted on this pointless political campaign.


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  • Crying Shame — Single by Michael Johnson from the album That s That Released 1987 Genre Country Length …   Wikipedia

  • crying shame —    If something is a crying shame, it is very sad or unfortunate.     It s a crying shame that some families cannot afford lunch for their children …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • crying shame — See a crying shame …   English idioms

  • crying shame — too bad, a pity; total disgrace, complete disgrace …   English contemporary dictionary

  • What a Crying Shame — Infobox Album Name = What a Crying Shame Type = studio Artist = The Mavericks Released = February 1, 1994 Recorded = Genre = Country Length = 39:44 Label = MCA Nashville Producer = Don Cook Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|5|5… …   Wikipedia

  • a crying shame — a situation that makes you feel sad or disappointed It s a crying shame [=it s upsetting to me] that movies are often so violent these days. It d be a crying shame to miss the beginning of the show. • • • Main Entry: ↑crying a crying shame see ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) crying shame — a crying shame phrase used for emphasizing how bad or unfair something is It’s a crying shame the way they’ve treated him! Thesaurus: unfairsynonym ways of emphasizing how bad something issynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) a crying shame — be a crying ˈshame idiom (informal) used to emphasize that you think sth is extremely bad or shocking • It s a crying shame to waste all that food. Main entry: ↑cryingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • a crying shame — a sad event, it is too bad    It s a crying shame that they didn t have fire insurance …   English idioms

  • It's a crying shame! — something that you say when you think a situation is wrong. It s a crying shame that she only gets one month s maternity leave. (often + that) …   New idioms dictionary


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