Valentine’s Day is not just for couples in Mexico. Valentine’s Day is referred to as El Día del Amor y la Amistad which translate to The Day of Love and Friendship. Toys, flowers, cards, and candy are tokens of appreciation for both friends and lovers. Mariachi bands are a popular tradition in Mexico. They are hired to play and sing songs of love to win over a woman’s heart.
Hello and welcome to episode 36…of …An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the Idiom of the Day…is… cry your eyes out
Sometimes you need to cry your eyes out to be able to keep going.
cry your eyes out…means to cry a lot for a very long time
That movie was so sad. We cried a lot at the end.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom …cry your eyes out
That movie was so sad. We cried our eyes out at the end.
Here are two more sentences using the idiom… cry your eyes out
She cried her eyes out when he left.
After the funeral, we went home and cried our eyes out.
sob your heart out has the same meaning as cry your eyes out…to cry a lot for a very long time
I sobbed my heart out while reading the last chapter.
I cried my eyes out while reading the last chapter.
# CONVERSATION STARTER
What movie is your favorite tear-jerker?
Well, I have three Bambi, Thelma and Louise and most recently Seven Pounds with Will Smith. Yeah, I sobbed in the theater.
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