weep crocodile tears

weep crocodile tears
to show sadness that is not sincere.

Political leaders shed crocodile tears while allowing the war to continue.


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  • Crocodile tears — For other uses, see Crocodile tears (disambiguation). Crocodile tears (or superficial sympathy) are a false or insincere display of emotion such as a hypocrite crying fake tears of grief. The phrase gives its name to crocodile tears syndrome, an… …   Wikipedia

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