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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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.
This is the man who supports PFI for schools and hospitals and stood weeping crocodile tears when Monklands Hospital, in his constituency, was about to lose its casualty deptartment as a result of his reign as Health Secretary.