crocodile tears

Definitions of crocodile tears

n a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping

“the secretaries wept crocodile tears over the manager's dilemma”
“politicians shed crocodile tears over the plight of the unemployed”
Type of:
hypocrisy, lip service
an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction

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