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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The system smothers your future, as it sheds crocodile tears over your plight.
Our Tory MPs vote in London for the same cuts and cry crocodile tears when home in their constituencies.
These include sessions such as 'Crocodile Tears,' 'On Target,' 'Space Invaders,' 'Just Chillin,' 'SOS' and 'Watch Out,' each detailing specific aspects on the behavioural patterns of crocodiles.
But don't play us for fools with the badge -k issing bull*** and the crocodile tears.
Next time the TOWIE lot start crying crocodile tears, they'd do well to follow Elizabeth's lead and just get on with it.
Don't let her manipulate you with her crocodile tears, her
LAHORE, January 07, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Punjab law minister Rana Sana Ullah had said those who were shedding crocodile tears should tell as to why they had left Suleman Taseer alone.
"On the other hand, BDI sheds "crocodile tears" for ethnic Albanians that seek economic asylum in Europe," said Iseni.
Crocodile Tears was simultaneously released by Walker Books in November 09 as a hardback book, an e-book and an iPhone application.
While the rest were wailing and weeping crocodile tears, Keane was the only man in the game to tell the Irish to buck up their ideas and stop whingeing about Thierry Henry's handball.
Is it the intention of our political and intellectual "leaders" to sit forever picking 19th-century fluff out of a collective navel while shedding crocodile tears for an era that never really existed, or, even worse, stumble over every blade of grass or greenery in front of them?
She repeatedly lied and cried "crocodile tears" during a massive search for Shannon, who went missing on her way home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, in February.