crocodile tears

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crocodile tears

crocodile said to weep after devouring prey. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 383; Mercatante, 9–10]
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SUPERMARKET bosses are weeping crocodile tears over foot and mouth while raising their prices across the board and getting rid of slow-selling stock.
"I have Sir Frederick Handley-Page always weeping crocodile tears in my house and office," he fumed.
Right is on the side of the Labour rebels yet they'd be barmy to side with Tories weeping crocodile tears, thereby inflicting a potentially fatal blow on their own party.